sum certain

Definition of "sum certain"
  1. A specified amount stated in a legal document or agreement, like a contract or promissory note
How to use "sum certain" in a sentence
  1. Upon completion of the job, the contractor was entitled to the agreed sum certain of $5,000.
  2. The promissory note guaranteed a sum certain to be paid on a fixed date.
  3. He paid the sum certain as agreed in the contract, thus settling his obligation.

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