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Glossary of assumpsit

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assumpsit
he undertook, he promised
bona fide
good faith
capias
take, arrest
capita
persons, head
causa mortis
by reason of death
caveat
beware, a warning
caveat emptor
let the buyer beware
certiorari
send the pleadings up (from an inferior court to a superior court)
cestui
beneficiaries
cestui que trust
beneficiaries of the trust
circa
in the area of, about, concerning
compos mentis
of sound mind
consortium
union of lots or chances; conjugal fellowship of husband and wife
contra
against
coram nobis
before us ourselves
corpus
body
corpus delecti
body of the offense; essence of the crime
cum testamento annexo
with the will annexed
datum
a thing given; information; date
de facto
in fact, in deed, actually

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