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nudum pactum

noun nu·dum pac·tum \ˈnü-dəm-ˈpak-təm, ˈnyü-, -ˈpäk-\

Legal Definition of nudum pactum

  1. :  an agreement or promise that is made without consideration and hence unenforceable a mere nudum pactum — compare gratuitous promise at promise

Origin and Etymology of nudum pactum

Medieval Latin, naked pact

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