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A. Concept

Pactum is a formless arrangement, an agreement with varying content (Dig. 2,14; Cod. Iust. 2,3); cf. Dig. 2,14,1, 1-2: “Pactum autem a pactione dicitur (inde etiam pacis nomen appellatum est) et est pactio duorum pluriumve in idem placitum et consensus ”- "Pactum, a formless agreement, is derived from the word pactio (hence the expression pax, peace, is also coined) and pactio is the agreement and the consent between two or more people concerning the same thing".

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Halbwachs, Verena Tiziana (Vienna), “Pactum”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 25 April 2019 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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