remedies, pleadings. That species of
action of assumpsit, in which the plaintiff alleges in his
declaration, first a debt, and then a promise in consideration of
the debt, that the defendant, being indebted, he promised the
plaintiff to pay him. The promise so laid is, generally, an implied
one only. Vide 1 Chit. Pl. 334; Steph. Pl. 318; Yelv. 21; 4 Co. 92
b. For the history of this form of action, see 3 ReevesHist. Com.
Law; 2 Comyn on Contr. 549 to 556; 1 H. Bl. 550, 551; 3 Black Com.
154; Yelv. 70. Vide Pactum Constituae Pecuniae.
Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition
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