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Inquiry

In`quir´y
n.1.The act of inquiring; a seeking for information by asking questions; interrogation; a question or questioning.
2.Search for truth, information, or knowledge; examination into facts or principles; research; investigation; as, physical inquiries.
Court of inquiry
See under Court.
Writ of inquiry
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 can not readily be ascertained by mere calculation.
- Burrill.
Noun1.inquiry - a search for knowledge; "their pottery deserves more research than it has received"
Synonyms: enquiry, research
2.Inquiryinquiry - an instance of questioning; "there was a question about my training"; "we made inquiries of all those who were present"
3.inquiry - a systematic investigation of a matter of public interest
Synonyms: enquiry

INQUIRY, WRIT OF. A writ of inquiry is one issued where a judgment has been entered in a case sounding in damages, without any particular amount being ascertained; this writ is for the purpose of ascertaining the amount to which the plaintiff is entitled. Vide Writ Of Inquiry.

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