Quantum Meruit Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Quantum Meruit, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Quantum Meruit?

(n) Quantum merit is the determination of value of the services extended based on the amount of work and the rate of work existing there for similar work, when an agreement or contract is not existing between the parties. This Latin word ‘kwahn-tuhm mare-ooh-it’ means “as much as he deserved.”