damages meaning

  • 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 (e.g.
  • At common law, damages are categorized into compensatory (or actual) damages, and punitive damages.

    Definition of damages in English Dictionary

  • NounBFdamage
    1. (law) The money paid or awarded to a claimant (in England), a pursuer (in Scotland) or a plaintiff (in the US) in a civil action as compensation for a loss suffered by the same.
    2. VerbBFdamagePRdamagingPT, PPdamaged
      1. third-person singular simple present indicative form of damage.
      2. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • The damaged submarine came up successfully, but was incapable of resubmerging and was captured on the surface.
          • The building was erected in two years, at the parochial expence, on the foundation of the former one, which was irreparably damaged by the hurricane of Auguſt, 1712.
          • Additionally, the effects of BRCC3 knockdown on nasopharyngeal carcinoma cell clongenic survival, DNA damage repair, and cell cycle distribution after irradiation was assessed.
        2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • Two years after the flood, my lawyer managed to hammer out a settlement with my insurance company over the damages.
          • I sent the video back to the store as it was damaged.
          • Malabsorptive operations, such as Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and the duodenal switch, can lead to hyperoxaluria, oxalate lithiasis and renal oxalosis which can in turn cause renal damage.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Nouns
          • Pluralia tantum
          • Verbs
            • Verb forms
              • Verb singular forms
                • Third-person singular forms

          Other Vocabulary

          Look-Alike Words
          1. en damage
          2. en damaged
          3. fr damâmes
          4. fr damâtes
          5. en damager
          Source: Wiktionary
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          Meaning of damages for the defined word.

          Grammatically, this word "damages" is a noun, more specifically, a pluralia tantum. It's also a verb, more specifically, a verb form.
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