Melius inquirendum vel inquirendo

MELIUS INQUIRENDUM VEL INQUIRENDO. English practice. A writ which in certain cases issues after an imperfect inquisition returned on a capias utlugatum in outlawry. This melius inquirendum commands the sheriff to summon another inquest in order that the value, &c., of lands, &c., may be better or more correctly ascertained. Its use is rare.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.