Definition of assythment
: indemnification for injury; specifically : the satisfaction formerly demandable by the family of a person slain but now superseded by damages recoverable by an action — compare manbote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 — more at asset
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