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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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MPI), a national consulting firm founded in 1939 specializing in business valuation, litigation support and corporate advisory work, opened a Philadelphia office to serve as national headquarters for its new forensic accounting and economic damages practice, the company said.
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Louisiana expected July 1 to receive $200 million from BP, the first part of the state's settlement for economic damages related to the 2010 Gulf Coast oil spill.
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Both auto accident cases and the other personal injury cases produced good fits with positive regression coefficients, indicating that noneconomic damages increased in a linear fashion as economic damages increased.
However, we found that economic damages from the earthquakes are not reflected in the FDMA numbers.
Suit seeks $195,000 in economic damages, $400,000 in non-economic damages.
Estimating economic damages is a type of litigation service provided by CPAs that utilizes a blend of accounting, economics, and finance, focusing largely on time-value-of-money concepts and analytical skills.
The owners sued both the dispensing pharmacist and the vet--demanding more than traditional tort law allows (typically the pet's "market value" and medical expenses and sometimes economic damages if the pet is a breeding animal or has special training).
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