Non assumpsit infra sex annos
NON ASSUMPSIT INFRA SEX ANNOS. The name of a plea by which the defendant
avers that he did not assume to perform the assumption charged in the
declaration within six years.
2. The act of limitation bars the recovery of a simple contract debt after six years; when a defendant is sued on such a contract, and it is more than six years since he entered into the contract, he pleads this plea by the following formula: "and saith that the aforesaid plaintiff the action aforesaid hereof against him he ought not to have, because he saith that he did not undertake, &c., and this he is ready to verify." Vide _dio non accrevit infra sex annos.