ˌkä-mə-ˈdā-təm, ˌkō-mō-ˈdä-tu̇m
: a gratuitous loan of movable property to be used and returned by the borrower : loan for use at loan compare deposit, gratuitous bailment at bailment, loan for consumption at loan

Word History


Latin, loan, from neuter of commodatus, past participle of commodare to lend, bestow

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“Commodatum.” Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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