Damages - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈdæmədʒəz|  American pronunciation of the word damages
Brit.  |ˈdæmɪdʒɪz|  British pronunciation of the word damages
- this word is used as a present tense form (he/she/it) of the verbto damage

noun

- a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury (syn: amends, indemnification, indemnity, redress, restitution)

Examples

As the wronged party, you have the right to sue for damages.

The jury awarded damages to the defendant.

You will be held personally responsible for any losses or damages.

His lawsuit seeks damages for pain and suffering.

Don't bend the corners of the pages in, it damages them.

The company admitted the liability but disputed the amount of damages.

The defendant is held to respond in damages.

The judge awarded damages to the victims of the explosion.

She was awarded a large sum in compensatory damages.

The court awarded him £15,000 in damages.

The court awarded Ms Dixon £7,000 for damages and loss of earnings.

The court granted him the ludicrous sum of £100 in damages.

There is overwhelming evidence that smoking damages your health.

The amount of damages awarded are proportioned to the degree of injury caused.

The jury awarded punitive damages (=money paid to someone who is the victim of a crime).

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