compensatory damages

noun

Definition of compensatory damages

: money awarded to a victim to make up for an injury, damage, etc.
  • The patient sued for compensatory damages.

Word by Word Definitions

compensate play compensatory
  1. : to be equivalent to : counterbalance

  2. : to make an appropriate and usually counterbalancing payment to

  3. : to provide with means of counteracting variation

damage play damages
  1. : loss or harm resulting from injury to person, property, or reputation

  2. : compensation in money imposed by law for loss or injury

  3. : expense, cost

  1. : to cause damage (see 1damage 1) to


Law Dictionary

compensatory damages

noun

legal Definition of compensatory damages

: actual damages at damage 2

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