What is NEXUM?

Lat. In Roman law. In ancient times the nexxim seems to have been a species of formal contract, involving a loan of money, and attended with peculiar conse- quences, solemnized with the “copper and balance.” Later, it appears to have been used as a general term for any contract struck with those ceremonies, and hence to have included the special form of conveyance called “mancipatio.” In a general sense It means the obligation or bond between contracting parties. See Maine. Anc. Law, 305, et seq.; Hadl. Rom. Law. 247. In Roman law. this word expressed the tie or obligation involved in the old conveyance by mancipatio; and came latterly to be used interchangeably with (but less frequently than) the word “obiigatio” itself. Brown.

More On This Topic

Link to This Definition
Did you find this definition of NEXUM helpful? You can share it by copying the code below and adding it to your blog or web page.
Written and fact checked by The Law Dictionary