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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Rank popularity for the word 'damages' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4113
The numerical value of damages in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of damages in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Truth never damages a cause that is just.
Donot imitate others because it damages your personality.
Everyday, spend some time in solitude to repair the damages done by the crowds!
Many rights holders complain the damages are too low, china is not America. Our economies are different, but we still need to consider adjusting the damages standards.
We're very pleased the arbitrator awarded punitive damages because, at its heart, this was a scam of our client and many other professional athletes, these notes never should have been offered to anyone.
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