- A measure of monetary compensation that a court or arbitrator awards to a plaintiff for loss or injury suffered by the plaintiff's person, property, or other legally recognizable rights. See also liquidated damages.
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- plural noun money that is paid by court order to somebody to compensate for harm done to them or to their reputation
- plural noun money claimed by a claimant from a defendant as compensation for harm done
- plural noun money awarded by a court as compensation to a claimant