commodatum

noun
com·​mo·​da·​tum | \ ˌkä-mə-ˈdā-təm, ˌkō-mō-ˈdä-tu̇m \

Legal Definition of commodatum

: 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

History and Etymology for commodatum

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

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“Commodatum.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/commodatum. Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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