pactum legitimum

noun
pactum le·​git·​i·​mum | \ -lə̇ˈgitəˌmu̇m \
plural pacta legitima\ -​mə \

Definition of pactum legitimum

Roman law
: a pactum vestitum made enforceable by an imperial constitution

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History and Etymology for pactum legitimum

Latin, lawful pact

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“Pactum legitimum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pactum%20legitimum. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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