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Definition of Quantum meruit

Quantum meruit Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
JM Latin-English Dictionary
As much as he/she deserved
Quantum meruit Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
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quantum meruit
(&?;) [l., as much as he merited] (law), a count in an action grounded on a promise that the defendant would pay to the plaintiff for his service as much as he should deserve...
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Quantum meruit Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Quantum meruit is a Latin phrase meaning "what one has earned". In the context of contract law, it means something along the lines of "reasonable value of services".

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Quantum meruit Definition from Law Dictionaries & Glossaries
The 'Lectric Law Library
As much as he has deserved. When a person employs another to do work for him, without any agreement as to his compensation, the law implies a promise from, the employer to the workman that he will pay him for his services, as much as be may deserve or merit. In such case the plaintiff may suggest in his declaration that the defendant promised to pay him as much as he reasonably deserved, and then aver that his trouble was worth sucli a sum of money, which the defendant has omitted to pay. This is called an assumpsit on a quantum meruit.

When there is an express contract for a stipulated amount and mode of compensation for services, the plaintiff cannot abandon the contract and resort to an action for a quantum meruit on an implied assumpsit.
   

This entry contains material from Bouvier's Legal Dictionary, a work published in the 1850's.
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Duhaime.org Legal Dictionary
Latin for as much as is deserved. This is a legal principle under which a person should not be obliged to pay, nor should another be allowed to receive, more than the value of the goods or services exchanged. - (read more on Quantum meruit)
  
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