- an agreement or promise, written, spoken, or implied, and not under seal
- an action to recover damages for the nonfulfillment of such an agreement
Origin of assumpsitModern Latin from L, he has undertaken; 3d person; personal (grammar) singular , perfect tense indicative , of assumere, assume
- An agreement or promise made orally or in writing not under seal; a contract.
- A legal action seeking compensation for the nonperformance of a contract that was not officially approved or recorded.
Origin of assumpsitNew Latin assūmpsit from third person sing. perfect tense of Latin assūmere to undertake ; see assume .
assumpsit - Legal Definition
- He undertook.
- An enforceable promise or undertaking that is not under seal.
- An action for expectation damages caused by the breach of a promise or a contract not under seal.
Such a promise that is made orally or in writing.implied assumpsit
Such a promise that is presumed due to individual’s conduct or the circumstances of the situation.general assumpsit
An action based the breach of an implied promise or contract to pay a debt. Also called common assumpsit.special assumpsit
An action for expectation damages based on the breach of an express promise or contract to pay a debt.non assumpsit
A defendant’s claim, in the form of a pleading, that he or she did not promise or undertake any obligation as alleged in a complaint.