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ADDITUR

additur  (ad-<<schwa>>-tuur).  [Latin  “it is added  to”]  A trial  court’s  order,  issued  usu.  with

the defendant’s consent, that increases the jury’s award of damages to avoid a new trial on grounds

of  inadequate  damages.  •  The  term  may  also  refer  to  the  increase  itself,  the  procedure,  or  the

court’s power to  make the  order. — Also termed increscitur. Cf. REMITTITUR. [Cases: Federal

Civil Procedure    2344; New Trial    161. C.J.S. New Trial § 263.] [Blacks Law 8th]