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Asked on: 5/30/11, 2:45 pm

Is it legal to have a contract stating that a debt will paid in a pound of flesh?

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Answered on: 5/30/11, 9:42 pm by Rachel Hunter

I don't know. Regardless of legality, who the heck makes a contract like this nowadays? Are you dealing with the mafia or a drug dealer? And just what court is going to enforce it?

I sure would not enter into an agreement if it said this and neither should you. If you are making the contract, don't be an idiot.

I don't know what the contract is for, but most contracts involve an exchange of goods or services and money. Whoever is lending or selling or borrowing needs and wants money, not a pound of flesh unless you are butcher buying an animal.

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