Definition of Damages

1. Noun. A sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury.




Definition of Damages

1. Verb. (third-person singular of damage) ¹

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

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Damages

1. damage [v] - See also: damage

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Literary usage of Damages

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1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"[1] The first question we will consider Is whether the allegations of the counterclaim were sufficient to entitle the defendant to punitive damages on the ..."

2. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"It was, therefore, the opinion of Ch. J. Tindal that payment of the damages recovered is essential to vest the property in defendant, and this only a few ..."

3. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1920)
"disputed testimony to the effect that the damages could not be estimated or ... To make any accurate proof of actual damages was obviously impossible. ..."

4. A Treatise on the Law of Evidence by Simon Greenleaf (1883)
"All damages must be the result of the injury complained of ; whether it consists in the The case also of Grable ยป. Margrave, 3 Scam. ..."

5. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"In the common law court the defendant must pay all the damages or none. If there has been 11 W А Ы. on the part of plaintiffs such carelessness 01 want of ..."

6. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of King's Bench: With by Great Britain Court of King's Bench, George Mifflin Wharton (1845)
"Whoever reals l'iis record must be of opinion that the damages would be different according to whether the Speaker's warrant be good in law or not : for if ..."

7. Marketable Title to Real Estate: Being Also a Treatise on the Rights and by Chapman White Maupin (1921)
"This is a leading case, but is confined solely to the question of damages where ithere has been an increase in value of the land from extrinsic causes. ..."

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