writ of inquiry

Definition of writ of inquiry

: a writ issued commanding a sheriff to determine by trial the amount of damages to be awarded to a plaintiff when an interlocutory judgment has been rendered against a defaulting defendant but damages are not readily calculable

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“Writ of inquiry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/writ%20of%20inquiry. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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