Definitions for damages
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damages, amends, indemnity, indemnification, restitution, redress(noun)
a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury
The money paid or awarded to a claimant (in England), a pursuer (in Scotland) or a plaintiff (in the US) in a civil action.
In law, damages are an award, typically of money, to be paid to a person as compensation for loss or injury;. The rules for damages can and frequently do vary based on the type of claim which is presented and the jurisdiction. At common law, damages are categorized into compensatory damages and punitive damages. Compensatory damages are further categorized into special damages, which are economic losses such as loss of earnings, property damage and medical expenses, and general damages, which are noneconomic damages such as pain and suffering and emotional distress.
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Truth never damages a cause that is just.
Everyday, spend some time in solitude to repair the damages done by the crowds!
Violence motivated by anything, especially religion and belief, damages diversity.
We're going to have go on the ground to see that the damages are and see where help is needed.
China is not America. Our economies are different, but we still need to consider adjusting the damages standards.
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