ad damnum


ad dam·​num
ˈad-ˈdam-nəm, ˈäd-ˈdäm-nu̇m
: the claim for damages in a civil lawsuit
defendant's motion seeking to reduce the ad damnum demanded in the complaint

Word History


Latin, in accordance with the loss

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“Ad damnum.” Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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