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nudum pactum

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

legal Definition of nudum pactum

: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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