Definition of commodatum in English:


Pronunciation /kɒməˈdeɪtəm/


historical Scots Law
  • A loan for use, made free of charge, on condition that the borrower returns the property loaned in the same condition in which it was received. Also as a mass noun: lending of this type.


Late 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Wilson (d. 1581), humanist and administrator. From classical Latin commodātum commodate.