assumpsit


assumpsit

assumpsit [uh-suhmp-sit] ExamplesWord Origin See more synonyms for assumpsit on Thesaurus.com noun Law.

  1. a legal action for a breach of contract or promise not under seal.
  2. an actionable promise.

Origin of assumpsit 1605–15; Latin: he has taken upon himself, he has undertaken Related Words for assumpsit litigation, claim, bill, prosecution, argument, accusation, trial, suit, action, indictment, dispute, impeachment, proceedings, arraignment, cause, contest, presentment, assumpsit, replevin Examples from the Web for assumpsit Historical Examples of assumpsit

  • A surety could be sued in assumpsit, although he had ceased to be liable in debt.

    The Common Law

    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

  • In this, as in the earlier case, the issue was taken on the assumpsit.

    The Common Law

    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

  • If you choose to make an assumpsit, I’m sure I shall not object to the security.

    The Absentee

    Maria Edgeworth

  • Assumpsit covered the whole province of debt, and much more.

    Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed.

    S. A. Reilly

  • It has been shown above that if a man was a common farrier he could be charged for negligence without an assumpsit.

    The Common Law

    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

  • British Dictionary definitions for assumpsit assumpsit noun

    1. law (before 1875) an action to recover damages for breach of an express or implied contract or agreement that was not under seal

    Word Origin for assumpsit C17: from Latin, literally: he has undertaken, from assūmere to assume

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