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A memorandum (abbrev.: memo) was from the Latin verbal phrase
memorandum est, the gerundive form of the verb memoro, “to mention, call
to mind, recount, relate”, which means “It must be remembered (that)…”.
It is therefore a note, document or other communication that helps the
memory by recording events or observations on a topic, such as may be used
in a business office.
The plural form of the Latin noun memorandum so derived is properly
memoranda, but if the word is deemed to have become a word of the
English language, the plural memorandums, abbreviated to memos, may be
used. (See also Agenda, Corrigenda, Addenda).
A memorandum can have only a certain number of formats; it may have a
format specific to an office or institution. In law specifically, a memorandum
is a record of the terms of a transaction or contract, such as a policy memo,
memorandum of understanding,