A promise not having any consideration, and hence not enforceable by the law. In Latin it means “naked promise” as it is not covered adequately by the aspect of consideration.
When somebody offers a promise without any appropriate and valuable consideration in return it shall be considered to be nudum pactum. It is not enforceable by the court as it does not offer any consideration in return.
The plaintiff, accepted a vakalatnama (a document signifying a lawyers authority to represent his client) from the defendants more than two months prior to the execution of the agreement, hence was already bound to render his services in the best manner to them in Suit No. 723 of 1875, as appears from the agreement itself. The lawyer accepted that vakalatnama upon the terms of receiving his usual fee as a pleader. Therefore the contract to give an additional reward along with fees upon favourable hearing shall count to be as nudum pactum. The lawyer was already supposed to render his services to the best of his abilities hence the promise lacked consideration.
The agreement in this case was executed without any consideration thus falling under “Nudum Pactum” the suit was dismissed.
“With an intention of making a will.”
This is an essential to make a valid will as for whatever will one seeks to enforce, if there exists no Animus Testandi, there can be no will.
Statement of falsehood
The legal maxim is of latin origin meaning a statement of falsehood or, in simpler words, a false statement. Suggestio falsi is feeding someone lies intentionally to benefit out of it and put the other person in loss. This act amounts to a fraud when the party was bound to disclose the truth in the first place to keep the fairness of the contract. Suggestio falsi is a ground to rescind an agreement or to avoid carrying it to execution.
Law does not compel the doing of impossibilities.
This legal maxim is of the latin origin meaning the law does not compel you to do anything vain or impossible. It is a very old maxim that was discussed by Justice Owen in Hughey v. JMS Development, meaning laws do not compel a man to do something he cannot possibly perform. Here, the word “lex” literally means a system of law, “non” means does not, “cogit” means to compel, “ad” means to, and “impossibilia” means impossible.