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Definition of Quantum valebat

Quantum valebat Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
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quantum valebat
(&?;) [l., as much at it was worth] (law), a count in an action to recover of the defendant, for goods sold, as much as they were worth...
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Quantum valebat Definition from Law Dictionaries & Glossaries
The 'Lectric Law Library
As much as it was worth. When goods are sold, without specifying any price, the law implies a promise from the buyer to the seller that he will pay him for them as much as they were worth.

The plaintiff may, in such case, suggest in this declaration that the defendant promised to pay him as much as the said goods were worth, and then aver that they were worth so much, which the defendant has refused to pay.
   

This entry contains material from Bouvier's Legal Dictionary, a work published in the 1850's.
Courtesy of the 'Lectric Law Library.