Definition of Assumpsit:
case brought to court
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Sentence/Example of Assumpsit:
The first case in assumpsit /3/ only meant to adopt this long familiar thought.
It was settled that assumpsit would lie for a mere omission or nonfeasance.
It is inscribed Pater meus et fratres mei dereliquerunt me; Dominus autem assumpsit me!
Assumpsit as a form of action became obsolete after the passing of the Judicature Acts 1873 and 1875.
Paine pleaded non assumpsit, and, after gaining the case, paid Wilburn the money.
The distinctions between debt, covenant, and assumpsit are merely historical.
It has been shown above that if a man was a common farrier he could be charged for negligence without an assumpsit.
One of the earliest references to what a promisor was to have for his undertaking was in the action of assumpsit.
The chief reason why debt was supplanted for centuries by a later remedy, assumpsit, was the survival of this relic of early days.
It will be well to examine some of the earliest cases in which an undertaking (assumpsit) was alleged.