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exemplary damages


from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. damages imposed by way of example to others. Similar in purpose to vindictive damages, below.
  • adj. See under Damage.

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

  • n. (law) compensation in excess of actual damages (a form of punishment awarded in cases of malicious or willful misconduct)


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