Pactum de non petando

PACTUM DE NON PETANDO, civil law. An agreement made, between a creditor and his debtor that the former will not demand, from the latter the debt due. By this agreement the debtor is freed from his obligation. This is not unlike the covenant not to sue, (q.v.) of the common law. Wolff, Dr. de la Nat. Sec. 755.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.