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Latin, he undertook, preterite of Latin assumere. See assume.
assumpsit (plural assumpsits)
- (law) A promise or undertaking, either express or implied, founded on a consideration.
- (law) An action to recover damages for breach or nonperformance of such a promise.
- assumpsit in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913