ad quod damnum

ˌad-ˌkwäd-ˈdam-nəm,
ˌäd-ˌkwȯd-ˈdäm-ˌnu̇m
: a writ issued in proceedings (as of condemnation) to assess damages for land seized for public use

Word History

Etymology

Latin, to what damage

First Known Use

1836, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ad quod damnum was in 1836

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“Ad quod damnum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ad%20quod%20damnum. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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