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compensatory damages

plural noun, Law.
damages, measured by the harm suffered, awarded to the injured person as due compensation.
Compare punitive damages. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The plaintiff is to be made whole through compensatory damages only.
  • The lawsuit seeks, among other things, back wages and an unspecified amount of compensatory damages.
  • It is not known what they are seeking in terms of compensatory damages.
  • People could collect compensatory damages for expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering.
  • In addition to compensatory damages the courts began to award punitive damages.

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