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1. Destruction or a loss in value, usefulness, or ability resulting from an action or event.
2. damages Law Money required to be paid as compensation for an injury or wrong.
3. Informal Cost; price: What's the damage for the tickets to the show?
v. dam·aged, dam·ag·ing, dam·ag·es
To cause damage to.
To suffer or be susceptible to damage.

[Middle English, from Old French : dam, loss (from Latin damnum) + -age, -age.]

dam′age·a·bil′i·ty n.
dam′age·a·ble adj.
dam′ag·ing·ly adv.


pl n
(Law) law money to be paid as compensation to a person for injury, loss, etc
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.damages - a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injurydamages - a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury
compensation - something (such as money) given or received as payment or reparation (as for a service or loss or injury)
relief - (law) redress awarded by a court; "was the relief supposed to be protection from future harm or compensation for past injury?"
actual damages, compensatory damages, general damages - (law) compensation for losses that can readily be proven to have occurred and for which the injured party has the right to be compensated
nominal damages - (law) a trivial sum (usually $1.00) awarded as recognition that a legal injury was sustained (as for technical violations of a contract)
exemplary damages, punitive damages, smart money - (law) compensation in excess of actual damages (a form of punishment awarded in cases of malicious or willful misconduct)
atonement, expiation, satisfaction - compensation for a wrong; "we were unable to get satisfaction from the local store"


n., pl. daños y perjuicios.
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Damascus, SANA- The total economic damages to the insurance sector in Syria due to the current crisis till the end of the first half of the current year has been estimated at SYP 177 million.
One notable winter storm brought significant snow, sleet, freezing rain accumulations and isolated flooding to the Carolinas and Virginia, leading to total economic damages of around USD100 million, and an expected insurance payout above USD50 million.
Suit seeks $195,000 in economic damages, $400,000 in non-economic damages.
The court held, inter alia, that the damages awarded (as stated in a verdict form) were for past economic damages as compared to noneconomic damages, i.
As opposed to economic damages, which compensate injured parties for out-of-pocket expenses such as loss of income and medical bills, non-economic damages compensate plaintiffs for injuries that are difficult to quantify in market value--though they may be just as damaging.
Forensic accounting specialists, including fraud examiners, litigation specialists, family law practitioners and economic damages specialists.
org /BVFLS) has launched to support members who specialize in business valuation or appraisal, forensic services, fraud investigation, economic damages analysis, family law services, litigation services and other related areas, such as estate planning.
The site is designed for CPAs who provide services in business valuation, fraud investigation, forensic accounting, family law, economic damages, litigation services and other related areas, such as estate planning.
It allows patients to recover for economic damages such as future medical expenses and loss of future earnings while establishing a $250,000 cap on non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering.
At the conclusion of the arbitration hearing, the panel awarded the plaintiff economic damages in excess of $102,000, which included approximately $93,000 for lost services and approximately $9,000 for funeral expenses.
For example, this ratio might be too low "where a particularly egregious act has resulted in only a small amount of economic damages," the court said.
The second major revision in California malpractice cases involves a plaintiff's economic damages, which usually consist of lost earnings and medical expenses.

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