Definition of General 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
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Literary usage of General damages
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1921)
"In an action for general damages on account of words spoken or written about another which are libelous per se, it is not necessary to allege or prove ..."
2. California Jurisprudence: A Complete Statement of the Law and Practice of by William Mark McKinney (1922)
"Illustrations of general damages. 21. Illustrations of Special Damages. FUTURE, UNCERTAIN, SPECULATIVE AND REMOTE DAMAGES. 22. Recovery of Future Damages. ..."
3. A Digest of the Law of Libel and Slander: And of Actions on the Case for by William Blake Odgers, James Bromley Eames (1905)
"I.—general damages. general damages are such as the law will presume to be the natural or ... Such general damages will only be presumed where the words are ..."
4. A Treatise on the Law of Contracts by Charles Greenstreet Addison (1881)
"(_£•) In an action for the breach of a covenant to repair, the general damages are such a sum as it will cost to put the premises into repair. ..."
5. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Together with A Journal of a Tour to the by James Boswell, Samuel Johnson (1888)
"... cannot be brought for general damages, upon any words which import less than an offence cognisable by law; consequently no action could have been ..."
6. The Encyclopædia of Pleading and Practice: Under the Codes and Practice Acts by William Mark McKinney, Thomas Johnson Michie (1900)
"Illustrations of general damages. — Proof that the goods purchased were not as represented, and were less valuable by a certain sum of money than they were ..."
7. Hand-book of the Law of Torts by Edwin Ames Jaggard (1895)
"general damages are such as are ordinarily and commonly the consequence of the conduct complained of. 134. Special damages are such as are the natural, ..."
8. A Treatise on the Law of Damages: Embracing an Elementary Exposition of the by Jabez Gridley Sutherland (1893)
"... then express malice must be averred and proved.5  § 1206. general damages, how proven. There is no legal measure of damages in ..."