assythment

noun
plural -s

Definition of assythment

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indemnification for injury specifically : the satisfaction formerly demandable by the family of a person slain but now superseded by damages recoverable by an action — compare manbote

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History and Etymology for 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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“Assythment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/assythment. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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