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Latin. The name of a plea to the statute of limitations when the defendant insists that the plaintiff's action has not accrued within the required number of years. The plea that the action has not accrued within six years. It differs from non assumpsit in this: non assumpsit is the proper plea to an action on a simple contract, when the action accrues on the promise but when it does not accrue on the promise but subsequently to it, the proper plea is actio non accrevit.

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