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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 as a writ of right when a landowner was dissatisfied with the assessment of damages as a result of a condemnation commission.

This entry is located in the following units: ad- (page 4) damn-, demn- (page 1) Latin Proverbs, Mottoes, Phrases, and Words: Group A (page 10)