One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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 + inquīrendum, gerund of inquīrere to inquire.
melius inquirendum/ˌmiːlɪəs ˌɪnkwʌɪˈrɛndəm//ˌmɛlɪəs ˌɪnkwɪˈrɛndʊm/
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