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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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9 million in special damages was the biggest defamation win in Australian legal history, but is now subject to appeal by the publishers of Woman's Day and the Australian Women's Weekly.
1 million) in special damages and Aus$650,000 in general and aggravated damages.
In the event that an employer knew or should have known thathis actions violated a provision of the bill, an employee or applicant couldseek injunctive relief and actual damages as well as additional liquidated damages and special damages of up to $,000.
Guar had sued the company claiming N30 million as general damages and N25 million as special damages to compensate for the loss of share certificates he deposited with the company for verification and dematerialization in 2008 but which the company claimed to have lost without informing him of the loss until 2014.
50 as special damages with interests at court rates until payment was made in full for malicious prosecution.
Ratner is suing for defamation, claiming an unspecified amount of money in general, punitive and special damages.
Contract notice: "Supply of services relating to the repair of special damages and preventive maintenance of vehicles and machinery of the Municipality of Thessaloniki, 3,599,999.
High Court papers seen by the Mirror claim Sir Cliff is entitled to special damages because he is a "well-known individual" named in a "lurid and sensational" story.
14) Captain Hook, rendered incapable of pursuing his lawful calling through loss of his hand, and now suffering from a host of fears and complexes relating to clocks and crocodiles, demands both general and special damages from Peter Pan, in hopes of being made whole.
Mr Piper's special damages were assessed in the sum of 37,071.
The plaintiff was awarded e1/430,000 in general damages, plus e1/45918 in special damages, covering the cost to treat his injury.
Burns are painful and cause disfigurement, so in addition to the special damages associated with the cost of acute and future medical treatment of burn injuries, damages awarded by juries for pain and suffering also tend to be high.

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