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DO UT FACIAS Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

Lat I give that you may do; I give [you] that you may do or make[for me.] A formula in the civil law, under which those contracts were classed in whichone party gave or agreed to give money, in consideration the other party did orperformed certain work. Dig. 19, 5, 5; 2 Bl. Comm. 444.In this and the foregoing phrase, the conjunction “ut” is not to be taken as the technicalmeans of expressing a consideration. In the Roman usage, this word imported amodus, that is, a qualification ; while a consideration (causa) was more aptly expressedby the word “quia.”


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