assythment

noun

Definition of assythment

plural

-s

Scottish law

  1. :  indemnification for injury; specifically :  the satisfaction formerly demandable by the family of a person slain but now superseded by damages recoverable by an action — compare manbote

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Origin and Etymology of assythment

Scots assythe to compensate, satisfy (from Middle English assithen, assethen, from assith, asseth, noun, satisfaction, reparation, from Middle French asseit, back-formation from assez enough) + English -ment


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