Definition of quantum meruit in English:

quantum meruit

Syllabification: quan·tum me·ru·it
Pronunciation: /ˌkwäntəm ˈmero͞oit
 
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noun

[usually as modifier] Law
  • A reasonable sum of money to be paid for services rendered or work done when the amount due is not stipulated in a legally enforceable contract.
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    • At the same time, the trial court held that the firm could recover in quantum meruit the reasonable value of the legal services it had provided, calculated on an hourly basis
    • COA affirmed the summary judgment but held that the trial court erroneously denied Cattlemen's motion for directed verdict on the quantum meruit claim.
    • Although the trial court had rejected Pacific Coast's contract claim, it agreed with Pacific Coast that Pacific Coast was entitled, under a quantum meruit theory, to the same damages that it had asserted were recoverable under the contract.

Origin

Latin, literally 'as much as he has deserved'.

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