Definition of assumpsit
1 : an express or implied promise or contract not under seal on which an action may be brought
2 a : a former common-law action brought to recover damages alleged from the breach of an assumpsit b : an action to recover damages for breach of a contract
Origin of assumpsit
New Latin, he undertook, from Latin assumere to undertake
First Known Use: 1590
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