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Definition of Assumpsit
AssumpsitAssumpsit As*sump"sit (?; 215), n. [L., he undertook, pret. of
L. assumere. See Assume.] (Law)
(a) A promise or undertaking, founded on a consideration.
This promise may be oral or in writing not under seal. It
may be express or implied.
(b) An action to recover damages for a breach or
nonperformance of a contract or promise, express or
implied, oral or in writing not under seal. Common or
indebitatus assumpsit is brought for the most part on an
implied promise. Special assumpsit is founded on an
express promise or undertaking. --Wharton.
Meaning of Assumpsit from wikipedia
("he has undertaken", from Latin, ****umere), or more fully, action
, was a form of action
law used to enforce
made by the King's Bench
, causing friction between
the courts. In Slade's Case, a case under ****umpsit
was brought between
- the contract
to an action
for a quantum meruit
on an implied ****umpsit
. However, if there
of any promised
consideration, the plaintiff...
on the case for words
(Defamation, Slander) ****umpsit Special ****umpsit Indebitatus ****umpsit Action
had and received
to the plaintiff's...
- quasi-contract can be traced
to the medieval
form of action known
as indebitatus ****umpsit
. In essence, the plaintiff would recover
sum from the defendant...
the consideration requirement
was at the heart
of the action
up in medieval times
the normal action
- law. The judges
of the Court
of the King's Bench
(for obligations being
of the original...
to bind the bargain, and he is recognizing
that the indebitatus ****umpsit
had by that time been accepted
as the appropriate
form of action
- method, enforced
by the Court
of King's Bench, through
for deceit. The legal fiction
used was that by...
Ltd: "The writ of indebitatus ****umpsit involved
two averments, the debt or obligation
and the ****umpsit
. The former
was the basis
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