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Definition of "damages" []

  • Money to be paid as compensation to a person for injury, loss, etc
  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of damage. (verb)

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  • The money paid or awarded to a claimant (in England), a pursuer (in Scotland) or a plaintiff (in the US) in a civil action. (noun)

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Use "damages" in a sentence
  • "Sir John laid great stress upon the erroneous manner in which the action had been laid, and contended that as the English form of 'assumpsit' had been taken, in order to get both debt and damages, instead of a single action of damages being brought, all the consequences of the form adopted must be taken by the plaintiff, who, not having proved _damages_, or even stated them, must be held by the court to have made out no case, and be cast accordingly."
  • "Charles Clarke, the former Labour home secretary, and Max Mosley, the former Formula 1 boss who won £60,000 in damages from the tabloid for breach of privacy, said Coulson's position was "untenable"."
  • "Gruver, backed by the Southern Poverty Law Center, filed the personal injury lawsuit last year seeking up to $6 million in damages from the Imperial Klans of America and two of its leaders — Edwards and “Grant Titan” Jarred R. Hensley."