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- n. a loan in Roman and civil law of fungible things to be restored in similar property of the same quantity and quality
- n. a contract in which movables are so loaned
- n. a loan for consumption
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Scots law, a contract by which such things are lent as are consumed in the use, or cannot be used without their extinction or alienation, such as corn, wine, money, etc.
From Middle English, from Latin mūtuum ("loan"), neuter substantive of mūtuus ("borrowed, lent"). (Wiktionary)