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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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The Complaint requests two times the amount of his back pay incurred as a result of the Defendants' conduct, plus interest; reinstatement to his former position and compensation level; compensation for special damages he has sustained as a result of the companies' conduct, including compensatory damages for emotional distress; litigation costs and reasonable attorneys' fees; and other relief the Court deems just and proper.
Taksatoren on call - primarily by damage during the deductible limit (1,000,000 DKK) - for example in the case of a series of accidents such as storms and cloudbursts and special damages where it is estimated that the Building Authority is best served with assistance in relation to damage assessment, damage assessment and subsequent project management of repairs and improvements.
Whistle blowers under the FCA are entitled to the following relief: Reinstatement with the same seniority status that the employee, contractor, or agent would have had but for the discrimination; two times the amount of back pay; interest on the back pay; and compensation for any special damages sustained as a result of the discrimination, including litigation costs and reasonable attorney'fees.
While both areas can be challenging, it is special damages that warrant particular scrutiny.
In injury cases, there is a cap on how much of the damages can be paid to solicitors of up to 25% of your general and special damages.
The judge said: "In my view the case pleaded in support of the claim for special damages is, to say the least, very thin on its own terms.
The suit seeks $50,000 in damages plus additional punitive damages and special damages to be determined later.
She asked for special damages of $435, 600 for loss of her husband's financial support, and $155,000 for legal lees incurred in connection with the divorce.
Special damages are those particular to a given plaintiff and not expected to occur regularly to other plaintiffs in like circumstances.
He requested general and special damages and other relief.
Special damages is that amount of money which will compensate (claimant) for those damages which do not normally result from the breach of contract.
The plaintiffs are claiming general and special damages for Heracleous' death which, as the lawsuit states, "deprived them forever of their beloved father/husband and brought about shock, anguish and financial damages.

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