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assumpsit

[ uh-suhmp-sit ]
/ əˈsʌmp sɪt /
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noun Law.

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

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Origin of assumpsit

1605–15; <Latin: he has taken upon himself, he has undertaken
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British Dictionary definitions for assumpsit

assumpsit
/ (əˈsʌmpsɪt) /

noun

law (before 1875) an action to recover damages for breach of an express or implied contract or agreement that was not under seal
C17: from Latin, literally: he has undertaken, from assūmere to assume
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