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The Doctrine of Consideration —Introduction

A.W.B. Simpson

in A History of the Common Law of Contract

Published in print February 1987 | ISBN: 9780198255734
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191681622 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198255734.003.0008
The Doctrine of Consideration —Introduction

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This chapter examines the role of the doctrine of consideration in the emergence of the action of assumpsit in England. It establishes the time at which the action of assumpsit became associated with the doctrine of consideration and discusses the essential features of the doctrine during the 16th and 17th centuries. It discusses the details of the earliest example of a case involving assumpsit and the doctrine of consideration in 1549.

Keywords: action of assumpsit; doctrine of consideration; England

Chapter.  4124 words. 

Subjects: History of Law

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