Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In Scots law, an indemnification due from a person guilty of murder to the heirs of the person murdered.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Chiefly in Scots law Indemnification for injury; satisfaction.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun indemnification for injury; satisfaction

Etymologies

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From Old French aset, asez, originally meaning "enough". See assets.

Examples

  • Ah! I have nae male lineage, and I should bear with one I have made childless, though you are aware the blood-wit was made up to your ain satisfaction by assythment, and that I have since expedited letters of slains.

    The Waverley

  • The matter may be therefore redeemed for money, and the amount of an assythment may be recovered out of Ramorny’s estate.”

    The Fair Maid of Perth

  • The matter may be therefore redeemed for money, and the amount of an assythment may be recovered out of Ramorny's estate. "

    The Fair Maid of Perth St. Valentine's Day

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