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Nudum Pactum

nudum pactum n

[Medieval Latin, naked pact]
: an agreement or promise that is made without consideration and hence unenforceable [a mere nudum pactum ] compare gratuitous promise at promise



Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.