Definitions

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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of damage.
  • n. The money paid or awarded to a claimant (in England), a pursuer (in Scotland) or a plaintiff (in the US) in a civil action.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a sum of money paid in compensation for an injury or wrong.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury

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Examples

  • 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.

    Canada and the States

  • 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".

    Phone-hacking: Andy Coulson faces fresh calls to resign

  • 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.

    Jury awards $2.5 million to teen beaten by Klan members

  • The car suffered some $3000 in damages from the possible interstellar attack.

    Boing Boing

  • Sony BMG is seeking to recover some $12 million in damages from the Phoenix-based technology company, according to court papers filed July 3.

    Boing Boing

  • If Beverley Reade doesn't get an apology from CEO Ted Rogers, she's gonna try'n get CDN$5,800 in damages from a small-claims suit.

    Boing Boing: June 17, 2001 - June 23, 2001 Archives

  • The comedian claims NBC and Guidice's company's use of the phrase damages his business, goodwill, reputation, profit and the strength of his trademark.

  • “One of my distant relatives has a firm that managed to successfully a German municipality for several (I remember more than 10) million Euro in damages for violating his firms due process rights (on rational basis review!) in a siting process.”

    Matthew Yglesias » Deregulation I Can Believe In

  • One of my distant relatives has a firm that managed to successfully a German municipality for several (I remember more than 10) million Euro in damages for violating his firms due process rights (on rational basis review!) in a siting process.

    Matthew Yglesias » Deregulation I Can Believe In

  • I hope the City pays a fortune in damages as result of these rogue copsters and then Sizer will be forced to make changes or be shown the darn door herself.

    Killer cop in Chasse case may get suspended (Jack Bog's Blog)

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