ad quod damnum

ad quod damnum To what damage. A legal phrase used for assessing damages relating to privately owned land that is taken for public use. The name of a writ formerly issuing from the English chancery, commanding the sheriff to make an inquiry 'to what damage' a specified act, if done, will tend. This writ is of ancient origin, and could be issued a...
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Ad quod damnum

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 suffered. It is also used in pleading, as the statement of the plaintiff`s money loss...
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