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damages

Legal Definition of damages

Noun

  1. A cash compensation ordered by a court to offset losses or suffering caused by another's fault or negligence. Damages are a typical request made of a court when persons sue for breach of contract or tort.

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Definition of damages

Pronunciation

Verb

damages

  1. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of damage.

Noun

damages (plural only)

  1. (law) The money paid or awarded to a claimant (in England), a pursuer (in Scotland) or a plaintiff (in the US) in a civil action.

Further reading

In law, damages are money claimed by, or ordered to be paid to, a person as compensation for loss or injury Black's Law Dictionary.

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