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DE MELIORIBUS DAMNIS Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

Of or for the better damages. A term used in practice to denote the election by a plaintiff
against which of several defendants (where the damages have been assessed
separately) he will take judgment 1 Arch. Pr. K. B. 219; Knickerbacker Colver, 8 Cow.
(N. Y.) 111.


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