special assumpsit

Special assumpsit is an action of assumpsit brought upon an express contract or promise

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • special assumpsit — noun : express assumpsit …   Useful english dictionary

  • special assumpsit — Assumsit upon an express contract or promise. 1 Am J2d Actions § 15 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • assumpsit — as·sump·sit /ə səmp sit/ n [Medieval Latin, he/she undertook]: an express or implied promise or contract or quasi contract the breach of which may be grounds for a suit; also: a common law action that may be brought for such a breach compare… …   Law dictionary

  • Assumpsit — ( he has undertaken, from Latin, assumere ) is an action for the recovery of damages by reason of the breach or non performance of a simple contract, either express or implied, and whether made orally or in writing.Assumpsit was the word always… …   Wikipedia

  • Assumpsit — As*sump sit (?; 215), n. [L., he undertook, pret. of L. assumere. See {Assume}.] (Law) (a) A promise or undertaking, founded on a consideration. This promise may be oral or in writing not under seal. It may be express or implied. (b) An action to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • assumpsit — /3sam(p)s3t/ He undertook; he promised. A promise or engagement by which one person assumes or undertakes to do some act or pay something to another. It may be either oral or in writing, but is not under seal. It is express if the promisor puts… …   Black's law dictionary

  • special — Relating to or designating a species, kind, individual, thing, or sort; designed for a particular purpose; confined to a particular purpose, object, person, or class. Unusual, extraordinary. as to special acceptance special administration special …   Black's law dictionary

  • express assumpsit — noun : an action on contract brought to recover damages on a bilateral contract express or implied in fact called also special assumpsit …   Useful english dictionary

  • Common law — For other uses, see Common law (disambiguation). Common law (also known as case law or precedent) is law developed by judges through decisions of courts and similar tribunals rather than through legislative statutes or executive branch action. A… …   Wikipedia

  • Anglo-amerikanisches Recht — Das Common Law ist das in vielen englischsprachigen Ländern geltende Recht, das sich nicht auf Gesetze, sondern auf maßgebliche richterliche Urteile der Vergangenheit (Präzedenzfälle) stützt und auch entsprechend weitergebildet wird. Das Common… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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