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commodatumin Roman law and in Scots law, a proper loan, that is, loan of a thing to be returned in exactly the form in which it was lent. It is a gratuitous contract, the obligation being to return the goods, fair wear and tear excepted. See MUTUUM.
COMMODATUM. A contract, by which one of the parties binds himself to return to the other certain personal chattels which the latter delivers to him, to be used by him, without reward; loan -for use. Vide Loan for use.