ad damnum

Definition of "ad damnum"
  1. The request for compensation in a civil legal action
How to use "ad damnum" in a sentence
  1. The attorney filed a document detailing the ad damnum as part of the lawsuit.
  2. The judge considered the ad damnum to decide whether the case had merit.
  3. An improperly specified ad damnum could result in dismissal of the case.

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