Definition of Compensatory damages
1. Noun. (law) compensation for losses that can readily be proven to have occurred and for which the injured party has the right to be compensated.
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Generic synonyms: Amends, Damages, Indemnification, Indemnity, Redress, Restitution
Lexicographical Neighbors of Compensatory Damages
Literary usage of Compensatory damages
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Handbook on the Law of Damages by William Benjamin Hale, Roger William Cooley (1912)
"compensatory damages are damages sufficient in amount, in contemplation of law, to indemnify the person injured for the loss suffered. ..."
2. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1918)
"It would not authorize an increase of the compensatory damages beyond the point of compensation for the injury done. Properly read, we think that neither ..."
3. Punitive Damages: Tort Reform & Fda Defenses: Hearings Before the Committee edited by Orrin G. Hatch (1995)
"compensatory damages impose costs on defendants who wrongfully fail to prevent ... compensatory damages internalize injury costs to defendants where some ..."
4. California Jurisprudence: A Complete Statement of the Law and Practice of by William Mark McKinney (1922)
"GROUNDS OF compensatory damages. In General. § 13. Theory of Compensatory Damages.—compensatory damages are not the cause of action. ..."