Definition of Double damages

1. Noun. Twice the amount that a court would normally find the injured party entitled to.

Lexicographical Neighbors of Double Damages

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double damages (current term)
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Literary usage of Double damages

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Treatise on the Law of Railroads: Containing a Consideration of the by Byron Kosciusko Elliott, William Frederick Elliott (1921)
"These conditions must be complied with before a recovery of double damages can be adjudged. Thus, by the terms of some of the statutes, the plaintiff must ..."

2. Trust Laws and Unfair Competition by United States Bureau of Corporations, Joseph Edward Davies (1916)
"double damages.—California and Michigan provide for the recovery of double damages and costs of suit.4 TREBLE DAMAGES.—Maine,5 North Carolina,6 and Utah* ..."

3. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1912)
"[3] This would entitle the defendant to a new trial, If the answer to the Issue was not so framed that the amount of the double damages may be eliminated, ..."

4. The American and English Encyclopedia of Law by David Shephard Garland, John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie (1889)
"The Missouri law imposing a penalty of double damages for killing cattle is ... A railroad is not liable in double damages when the stock is killed in an ..."

5. Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases by West Publishing Company (1904)
"double damages. Where a statute gives double or treble damages to the party injured, the jury should find the single damages, and the court in its judgment ..."

6. The Law of Suretyship and Guaranty: As Administered by Courts of Countries by George Washington Brandt (1905)
"... liable for an advertising bill left unpaid by him concerning sale of lands for non-payment of taxes.45 The double damages provided for in a custom house ..."

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