damnum infectum

noun
damnum in·​fec·​tum | \ -(ˌ)inˈfektəm \

Definition of damnum infectum

: loss or damage threatened or anticipated but not yet sustained

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History and Etymology for damnum infectum

Latin, literally, damage not done

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“Damnum infectum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/damnum%20infectum. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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