factum

noun

fac·​tum
ˈfak-təm
1
: a person's act and deed
specifically : the due execution of a will
2
: fact

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Latin, act, deed see fact

Cite this Entry

“Factum.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/factum. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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