exemplary damages


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exemplary damages

pl n
(Law) law damages awarded to a plaintiff above the value of actual loss sustained so that they serve also as a punishment to the defendant and a deterrent to others
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.exemplary damages - (law) compensation in excess of actual damages (a form of punishment awarded in cases of malicious or willful misconduct)
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
amends, damages, indemnification, redress, restitution, indemnity - a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury
double damages - twice the amount that a court would normally find the injured party entitled to
treble damages - three times the amount that a court would normally find the injured party entitled to
Translations

exemplary damages

pl (Jur) über den verursachten Schaden hinausgehende Entschädigung, → Bußgeld nt
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She also wants to be paid general damages for libel and malicious falsehood as well as exemplary damages and damages for psychological and emotional distress.
Other reliefs sought are an order compelling the respondents to severally and jointly tender an apology to the applicant and to pay him the sum of N1 billion being general and exemplary damages for the alleged forceful seizure and confiscation of the applicant's property without a court order.
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