treble damages

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treble damages UK US noun [plural] LAW
a law that allows a court to increase the amount of damages (= money paid for causing harm) that one person or organization must pay to another: »

The company had to pay treble damages for purposely hiding mistaken payments from the government.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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