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

History and Etymology for nudum pactum

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 6 Aug. 2020.

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