Writ-of-inquiry Definition

noun

(law) A writ issued in certain actions at law, where the defendant has suffered judgment to pass against him by default, in order to ascertain and assess the plaintiff's damages, where they cannot readily be ascertained by mere calculation.

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Noun

Singular:
writ-of-inquiry
Plural:
writs-of-inquiry

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