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assumpsit

[uh-suhmp-sit] /əˈsʌmp sɪt/
noun, Law.
1.
a legal action for a breach of contract or promise not under seal.
2.
an actionable promise.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; < Latin: he has taken upon himself, he has undertaken
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assumpsit

/əˈsʌmpsɪt/
noun
1.
(law) (before 1875) an action to recover damages for breach of an express or implied contract or agreement that was not under seal
Word Origin
C17: from Latin, literally: he has undertaken, from assūmere to assume
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