Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary


  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Lat Indebted. Nunquam indebitatus, never Indebted. The title of the plea substituted in England for nil debet.
    —Indebitatus assumpsit. Lat. Being indebted, he promised or undertook. This is the name of that form of the action of assumpsit in which the declaration alleges a debt or obligation to be due from the defendant, and then avers that, in consideration thereof, he promised to pay or discharge the same.