What does damages mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term damages:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. damages, amends, indemnity, indemnification, restitution, redress(noun)

    a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury

Wiktionary

  1. damages(Noun)

    The money paid or awarded to a claimant (in England), a pursuer (in Scotland) or a plaintiff (in the US) in a civil action.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Damages

    of Damage

Freebase

  1. Damages

    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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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'damages' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4113

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of damages in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of damages in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5



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