pacta sunt servanda

pac·​ta sunt ser·​van·​da | \ ˈpak-tə-ˈsənt-sər-ˈvan-də, ˈpäk-tä-ˈsu̇nt-ser-ˈvän-dä \

Legal Definition of pacta sunt servanda

: agreements must be kept

History and Etymology for pacta sunt servanda

Latin

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“Pacta sunt servanda.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/pacta%20sunt%20servanda. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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