real contract

real contract

Hist. A contract in which money or other property passes from one party to another; a contract requiring something more than mere consent, such as the lending of money or handing over of a thing.

? This term, derived from Roman law, referred to contracts concerning both personal and real property. Real contracts in-cluded transactions in the form of commodatum, depositum, mutuum, and pignus. Cf. consensual contract.


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