Definitions

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  • n. That which causes damage or loss.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. That which causes damage or loss.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Damage inflicted; that which causes damage or loss.

Etymologies

Latin damnificatio. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Carlyle himself, to whom many of the freest and noblest spirits in Europe were beginning to look as to an inspired prophet, could see in it nothing but a "monkey damnification of mankind."

    Thomas Henry Huxley; A Sketch Of His Life And Work

  • Carlyle himself, to whom many of the freest and noblest spirits in Europe were beginning to look as to an inspired prophet, could see in it nothing but a “monkey damnification of mankind.”

    Thomas Henry Huxley A Sketch Of His Life And Work

  • It is no longer necessary to degrade _some_ painters utterly for the proper exaltation of some _others_; or it may be better to say, to deify _one_ by the damnification of the whole balance of the fraternity.

    Art in England Notes and Studies

  • With a dumb show of misery, quite touching, he hands me a soiled piece of parchment, whereon I read what purports to be a melancholy account of shipwreck and disaster, to the particular detriment, loss, and damnification of one Pietro Frugoni, who is, in consequence, sorely in want of the alms of all charitable

    The Complete Works of Whittier

  • So, no action can he maintained upun a note given by such putatin Ci - ther, beyond thi: amount oi damnification.

    The Institutes of Justinian

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