Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    A writ under which a license from the king was obtained. See 2 Bl. Comm. 271.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    The name of a writ formerly issuing from the English chancery, commanding the sheriff to make inquiry "in what damage" a specified act, If done, wlll tend. Ad quod damnum is a writ which ought to be sued before the king grants certain liberties, as a fair, market or such like, which may be prejudicial to others, and thereby it should be inquired whether it will be a prejudice to grant them, and to whom it will be prejudicial, and what prejudice will come thereby. There is also another writ of ad quod damnum, if any one will turn a common highway and lay out another way as beneficial. Termes de la Ley.