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assumpsit

Source:
A Dictionary of Law
Author(s):
Jonathan LawJonathan Law

assumpsit n. [Latin: he has undertaken] 

Historically, an action at common law for the recovery of damages arising from a person’s failure to do something he had promised to do (whether expressly or implicitly). It was thus an early form of suit for breach of contract.