judgment by default and inquiry


judgment by default and inquiry
A judgment which establishes a right of action in the plaintiff as declared in the complaint, the precise character, extent, and amount of which remains to be determined by a hearing in damages and a final judgment thereon. De Hoff v Black, 206 NC 687, 175 SE 179.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • judgment — A sense of knowledge sufficient to comprehend nature of transaction. Thomas v. Young, 57 App. D.C. 282, 22 F.2d 588, 590. An opinion or estimate. McClung Const. Co. v. Muncy, Tex.Civ.App., 65 S.W.2d 786, 790. The formation of an opinion or notion …   Black's law dictionary

  • judgment — A sense of knowledge sufficient to comprehend nature of transaction. Thomas v. Young, 57 App. D.C. 282, 22 F.2d 588, 590. An opinion or estimate. McClung Const. Co. v. Muncy, Tex.Civ.App., 65 S.W.2d 786, 790. The formation of an opinion or notion …   Black's law dictionary

  • default inquiry — See judgment by default and inquiry …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • judgment — judg·ment also judge·ment / jəj mənt/ n 1 a: a formal decision or determination on a matter or case by a court; esp: final judgment in this entry compare dictum, disposition …   Law dictionary

  • inquiry, writ of — A common law writ (now obsolete), sued out by a plaintiff in a case where the defendant had let the proceedings go by default, and an interlocutory judgment had been given for damages generally, where the damages did not admit of calculation. It… …   Black's law dictionary

  • inquiry, writ of — A common law writ (now obsolete), sued out by a plaintiff in a case where the defendant had let the proceedings go by default, and an interlocutory judgment had been given for damages generally, where the damages did not admit of calculation. It… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Inquiry — In*quir y, n.; pl. {Inquiries}. [See {Inquire}.] [Written also {enquiry}.] 1. The act of inquiring; a seeking for information by asking questions; interrogation; a question or questioning. [1913 Webster] He could no path nor track of foot descry …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • writ of inquiry — In common law practice, a writ which issued after the plaintiff in an action had obtained a judgment by default, on an unliquidated claim, directing the sheriff, with the aid of a jury, to inquire into the amount of the plaintiffs demand and… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Court of inquiry — Inquiry In*quir y, n.; pl. {Inquiries}. [See {Inquire}.] [Written also {enquiry}.] 1. The act of inquiring; a seeking for information by asking questions; interrogation; a question or questioning. [1913 Webster] He could no path nor track of foot …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Writ of inquiry — Inquiry In*quir y, n.; pl. {Inquiries}. [See {Inquire}.] [Written also {enquiry}.] 1. The act of inquiring; a seeking for information by asking questions; interrogation; a question or questioning. [1913 Webster] He could no path nor track of foot …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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