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punitive damages

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun plural Damages, in addition to compensatory damages, required to be paid by a defendant as punishment for particularly egregious conduct and as a deterrent to others.

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

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