general assumpsit


general assumpsit
Assumpsit in the common courts: indebitatus assumpsit, quantum meruit, quantum valebant, money had and received, money lent, money paid, and insimul computassent or count on account stated. 1 Am J2d Actions § 13.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • 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

  • 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

  • general assumpsit — noun : common assumpsit …   Useful english 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 — /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

  • 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

  • assumpsit for money had and received — Is of equitable character and lies, in general, whenever defendant has received money which in equity and good conscience he ought to pay to plaintiff …   Black's law dictionary

  • assumpsit for money had and received — Is of equitable character and lies, in general, whenever defendant has received money which in equity and good conscience he ought to pay to plaintiff …   Black's law dictionary

  • implied assumpsit — General assumpsit or indebitatus assumpsit. 1 Am J2d Actions § 11 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • common assumpsit — noun : a form of action employing the common counts that is used to recover liquidated damages on quasi contracts and was early extended to most cases where an action of debt would lie and later to nearly all cases where there is a money… …   Useful english dictionary


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