ad quod damnum


ad quod damnum
/aed kwo(d) damnam/ The name of a writ formerly issuing from the English chancery, commanding the sheriff to make inquiry "to what damage" a specified act, if done, will tend. It is a writ which ought to be sued before the king grants certain liberties, as a fair, market or such like, which may be prejudicial to others, and thereby it should be inquired whether it will be a prejudice to grant them, and to whom it will be prejudicial, and what prejudice will come thereby. There is also another writ of ad quod damnum, if any one will turn a common highway and lay out another way as beneficial. A "writ of ad quod damnum" is of ancient origin, and could be issued as a writ of right when landowner was dissatisfied with assessment of damages by condemnation commission. Lewis v. Du Pont, Del.Super., 2 Terry 347, 22 A.2d 832, 834

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • Ad quod damnum — or ad damnum is a Latin phrase meaning According to the harm or appropriate to the harm. It is used in tort law as a measure of damage inflicted, and implying a remedy, if one exists, ought to correspond specifically and only to the damage… …   Wikipedia

  • Ad quod damnum — Lit. at what damage? The phrase was used of inquisitions undertaken to discover what damage or loss of revenue the king might incur in a district or town if he granted a market licence …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • ad quod damnum — At what loss …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • ad quod damnum — ˌadˌkwädˈdamnəm, ˌädˌkwȯdˈdämˌnu̇m Etymology: Latin, to what damage : a writ issued in proceedings (as of condemnation) to assess damages for land seized for public use …   Useful english dictionary

  • writ of ad quod damnum — /rid sv sd kwod dsemnam/ See ad quod damnum …   Black's law dictionary

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  • damnum fatale — /daemnam fateyliy/ Fatal damage; damage from fate; loss happening from a cause beyond human control (quod ex fato contingit), or an act of God, for which bailees are not liable; such as shipwreck, lightning, and the like. The civilians included… …   Black's law dictionary

  • quod quis ex culpa sua damnum sentit non intelligitur damnum sentire — /kwod kwis eks kalpa s(y)uwa daemnam sentat non intalijatar daemnam sentayriy/ The damage which one experiences from his own fault is not considered as his damage …   Black's law dictionary


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