compensatory damages

Definition of compensatory damages

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

Word by Word Definitions

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

    :  compensation in money imposed by law for loss or injury

    :  expense, cost

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


Law Dictionary

compensatory damages

noun

Legal Definition of compensatory damages

  1. :  actual damages at damage 2


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