common assumpsit

noun

: a form of action employing the common counts that is used to recover liquidated damages on quasi contracts and was early extended to most cases where an action of debt would lie and later to nearly all cases where there is a money obligation not payable as damages

called also general assumpsit, indebitatus assumpsit

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Dictionary Entries Near common assumpsit

Cite this Entry

“Common assumpsit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/common%20assumpsit. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!