Non Assumpsit Law and Legal Definition
Non Assumpsit is a Latin tern which means he did not undertake. It is an archaic pleading form of a general denial in an action of assumpsit. It is a form of pleading in which the defendant claims that s/he did not undertake or promise any obligation in the manner or form set forth in the plaintiff's complaint.
Under this plea almost every matter may be given in evidence, on the ground that as the action is founded on the contract, and the injury is the nonperformance of it, evidence which disaffirms the obligation of the contract at the time when the action was commenced goes to the gist of the action.
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- Ab Abusu Ad Usum Non Valet Consequentia
- Ab Assuestis Non Fit Injuria
- Absoluta Sententia Expositore Non Indiget
- Accessorium Non Ducit Sed Sequitur Suum Principale
- Actus Me Invite Factus Non Est Meus Actus
- Actus Non Facit Reum Nisi Mens Sit Rea
- Ad Quaestiones Facti Non Respondent Judices; Ad Quaestione Legis Non Respondent Juratores
- Administration De Bonis Non
- Administration De Bonis Non Cum Testamento Annexo
- Administrator De Bonis Non [D.B.N]