ad quod damnum

\ ˌad-ˌkwäd-ˈdam-nəm, ˌäd-ˌkwȯd-ˈdäm-ˌnu̇m \

Definition of ad quod damnum

: a writ issued in proceedings (as of condemnation) to assess damages for land seized for public use

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First Known Use of ad quod damnum

1836, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ad quod damnum

Latin, to what damage

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“Ad quod damnum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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