implied assumpsit

  • 1 implied assumpsit — General assumpsit or indebitatus assumpsit. 1 Am J2d Actions § 11 …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 2 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… …

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  • 3 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… …

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  • 4 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

  • 5 assumpsit — [ə sump′sit] n. [ModL < L, he has undertaken; 3d pers. sing., perf. indic., of assumere, ASSUME] Law 1. an agreement or promise, written, spoken, or implied, and not under seal 2. an action to recover damages for the nonfulfillment of such an… …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 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

  • 7 implied — This word is used in law in contrast to express ; i.e., where the intention in regard to the subjectmatter is not manifested by explicit and direct words, but is gathered by implication or necessary deduction from the circumstances, the general… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 8 assumpsit — /euh sump sit/, n. Law. 1. a legal action for a breach of contract or promise not under seal. 2. an actionable promise. [1605 15; < L: he has taken upon himself, he has undertaken] * * * (Latin: he has undertaken ) In common law, an action to… …

    Universalium

  • 9 assumpsit — A common law action by which compensation in damages may be recovered for the nonperformance of a contract express or implied, written or verbal, but not under seal and not of record. Board of Highway Comrs. v Bloomington, 253 Ill 164, 97 NE 280; …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 10 assumpsit — əˈsəm(p)sə̇t, aˈ noun ( s) Etymology: New Latin, he undertook, 3d person singular perfect indicative active of assumere to undertake, from Latin, to take up more atassume 1. a. : a form of common law action on the case not now used in which the… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 11 assumpsit — noun Etymology: New Latin, he undertook, from Latin assumere to undertake Date: 1590 1. an express or implied promise or contract not under seal on which an action may be brought 2. a. a former common law action brought to recover damages …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 12 general assumpsit — General (common or indebitatus) assumpsit is an action of assumpsit brought upon the promise or contract implied by law in certain cases. It is founded upon what the law terms an implied promise on the part of defendant to pay what, in good… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 13 common assumpsit — General (common or indebitatus) assumpsit is an action of assumpsit brought upon the promise or contract implied by law in certain cases. It is founded upon what the law terms an implied promise on the part of defendant to pay what, in good… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 14 indebitatus assumpsit — General (common or indebitatus) assumpsit is an action of assumpsit brought upon the promise or contract implied by law in certain cases. It is founded upon what the law terms an implied promise on the part of defendant to pay what, in good… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 15 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

  • 16 Quantum meruit — is a Latin phrase meaning as much as he has deserved . This claim is also referred to as unjust enrichment. In the context of contract law, it means something along the lines of reasonable value of services . In the United States, the elements of …

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  • 17 quantum meruit — /kwontam mehruwat/ Quantum meruit as amount of recovery means as much as deserved, and measures recovery under implied contract to pay compensation as reasonable value of services rendered. Kintz v. Read, 28 Wash.App. 731, 626 P.2d 52, 55. An… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 18 quantum valebant — /kwontam valiybaent/ As much as they were worth. The common count in an action of assumpsit for goods sold and delivered, founded on an implied assumpsit or promise, on the part of the defendant, to pay the plaintiff as much as the goods were… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 19 Contract — law …

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  • 20 covenant — cov·e·nant / kə və nənt/ n 1: an official agreement or compact an international covenant on human rights 2 a: a contract in its entirety or a promise within a contract for the performance or nonperformance of a particular act a covenant not to… …

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