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Concept of Assythment, Assithment

Traditional meaning of assythment, assithment [1] 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.


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  1. 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.

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  • Article Name: Assithment
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  • Description: Concept of Assythment, Assithment Traditional meaning of assythment, assithment [1] in scots law: An action in Scotch law, [...]

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