compensatory damages

compensatory damages
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compensatory damages UK US noun [plural] (also actual damages)
LAW the amount of money that a court orders to be paid to someone in return for something that has been lost or damaged: »

The plaintiff is seeking $20 million in compensatory damages .

Compare PUNITIVE DAMAGES(Cf. ↑punitive damages)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • compensatory damages — noun (law) compensation for losses that can readily be proven to have occurred and for which the injured party has the right to be compensated • Syn: ↑actual damages, ↑general damages • Topics: ↑law, ↑jurisprudence • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • compensatory damages — The damages recoverable in satisfaction of, or in recompense for, loss or injury sustained, including all damages except nominal damages, punitive or exemplary damages. 22 Am J2d Damg § 11. Damages awarded not only as a recompense for actual… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • compensatory damages — Law. damages, measured by the harm suffered, awarded to the injured person as due compensation. Cf. punitive damages. * * * …   Universalium

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  • compensatory — I adjective atoning, balancing, compensating, compensative, equivalent, expiating, expiatory, in compensation, indemnificatory, paying, propitiating, recompensive, redemptive, refunding, reimbursing, remitting, remunerative, reparative, repaying …   Law dictionary

  • damages, actual — n. Damages for actual losses and injuries sustained; also called compensatory damages or general damages. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008 …   Law dictionary

  • damages — compensatory damages присуждение к возмещению суммы убытков, которая носит компенсационный характер, т.е. включает в себя понесенный реальный ущерб, а также доказанный размер упущенной выгоды. Является антитезой штрафным убыткам (punitive damages …   Glossary of international commercial arbitration

  • Damages — This article is about the law term. For the television series, see Damages (TV series). For other uses, see Damages (disambiguation) …   Wikipedia

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