nudum pactum

noun

nu·​dum pac·​tum
ˈnü-dəm-ˈpak-təm, ˈnyü-, -ˈpäk-
: an agreement or promise that is made without consideration and hence unenforceable
a mere nudum pactum
compare gratuitous promise at promise

Word History

Etymology

Medieval Latin, naked pact

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“Nudum pactum.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/nudum%20pactum. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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