One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An unenforceable agreement; specifically a contract which is void through lack of consideration.
Early 17th century; earliest use found in John Norden (c1547–1625), cartographer. From classical Latin nūdum pactum a contract without consideration (200 a.d.) from nūdum, neuter singular of nūdus + pactum.
nudum pactum/ˌnjuːd(ə)m ˈpakt(ə)m/
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