Concept of Assythment, Assithment
Traditional meaning of assythment, assithment  in scots law: An action in Scotch law, brought by the relatives or personal representatives of a murdered person against the guilty person before the trial of the latter. Damages were awarded called an assythment, whence the name of the action. [rtbs name=”scottish-law”]
Notes and References
- Based on A concise law dictionary of words, phrases and maxims, “Assythment, Assithment”, Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1911, United States. This term and/or definition may be absolete. It is also called the Stimson’s Law dictionary, based on a glossary of terms, included Assythment, Assithment.