Definition of melius inquirendum in English:

melius inquirendum

Pronunciation /ˌmiːlɪəs ˌɪnkwʌɪˈrɛndəm/ /ˌmɛlɪəs ˌɪnkwɪˈrɛndʊm/


historical Law
  • A writ allowing a second inquiry into a case where partiality is suspected, especially in land law.


Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Acts of Parliament. From post-classical Latin melius inquirendum, short for ad melius inquirendum, lit. ‘towards a better inquiry’ from classical Latin ad towards + melius better (adverb corresponding to melior) + inquīrendum, gerund of inquīrere to inquire.