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nudum pactum

[noo-duh m pak-tuh m, nyoo-]
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noun Law.
  1. a simple contract or promise involving no legal considerations.

Origin of nudum pactum

From the Latin word nūdum pāctum literally, bare pact
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British Dictionary definitions for nudum pactum

nudum pactum

noun
  1. law an agreement made without consideration and void unless made under seal

Word Origin

Latin: nude (sense 3b) agreement
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