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quantum valebant

noun quantum va·le·bant \-və-ˈlē-ˌbant, -vä-ˈlā-ˌbänt\

Legal Definition of quantum valebant

  1. 1 :  a count in a common-law action of assumpsit to recover the value of goods or materials furnished

  2. 2 :  a theory or doctrine that permits recovery for materials provided on the basis of an implied contract

Origin and Etymology of quantum valebant

Latin, as much as they were worth

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a brief usually trivial fact

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