A bare, naked contract, without any consideration and therefore unenforceable in a court of law.
A naked promise, one for which no consideration has been given.
A simple agreement not enforceable as a contract.
A contract-law term which stands for those agreements which are without consideration. An example would be a unilateral undertaking, which may bind a person morally, but would not be binding under contract law in those jurisdictions which still require consideration.
A nudum pactum in Latin literally means 'Bare or Naked Promise.' In common law, it refers to a promise that is not legally enforceable for want of consideration. An example of a nudum pactum would be an offer to sell something without a corresponding offer of value in exchange.