Definition of Treble damages
1. Noun. Three times the amount that a court would normally find the injured party entitled to.
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Literary usage of Treble damages
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1. Mayne's Treatise on Damages by John Dawson Mayne, Lumley Smith (1899)
"Double and treble damages. When a writ of inquiry may assess damages in place of the ... There are or were various statutes giving double and treble damages ..."
2. A Treatise on the Law of Damages: Comprising Their Measure, the Mode in by John Dawson Mayne (1872)
"There are various statutes which give double and treble damages against a person ... For instance, treble damages arc given for a forcible entry into the ..."
3. A General Abridgment of Law and Equity: Alphabetically Digested Under Proper by Charles Viner (1792)
"In forcible entry the plaintiff recovered treble damages ... in this cafe great damages, viz. treble damages are given by ..."
4. The American and English Encyclopedia of Law by John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie, David Shephard Garland (1895)
"treble damages cannot be recovered, however, if the action is on the covenants of a lease, for damages caused by permissive rather than voluntary waste.1 ..."