Definition of Additur:
The order of a trial court made to increase the damages that are awarded by a jury. Done to prevent the plaintiff from appealing on the grounds that inadequate damages have been awarded. The court is not able to issue this order without the consent of the defendant. Can also mean the actual increase itself, the procedure by which it is done, and the power of the court to issue the order.
Meaning of Additur & Additur Definition