(Latin: to harm, damage, loss; sentence to punishment, doom; worthy of condemnation)
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.
2. To close a structure; such as, a house or building, etc. because it is not safe for people to live in.
Cryopreservation is the maintaining of viability of excised tissue, organs, embryos, sperm, ova, or other substances; such as, for transplantation, by storing them at very low temperatures, usually with immersion in liquid nitrogen at -196.5°C.