practice. Where an action of assumpsit (q.
v.) has been brought on a special contract, and the plaintiff declares upon it,
setting out its particular language, or its legal effect. It is distinguished
from a general assumpsit, where the plaintiff, instead of setting out the
particular language, or effect of the original contract, declares as for a
debt, arising out of the execution of the contract, where that constitutes the
debt. 3 Bouv. Inst. n. 3426.
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