plural -s
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specifically : the satisfaction formerly demandable by the family of a person slain but now superseded by damages recoverable by an action compare manbote

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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