quantum valebant


quantum va·​le·​bant
-və-ˈlē-ˌbant, -vä-ˈlā-ˌbänt
: a count in a common-law action of assumpsit to recover the value of goods or materials furnished
: a theory or doctrine that permits recovery for materials provided on the basis of an implied contract

Word History


Latin, as much as they were worth

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“Quantum valebant.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/quantum%20valebant. Accessed 31 Mar. 2023.

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