damnify

damnify

[dam-nuh-fahy]
verb (used with object), damnified, damnifying. Law.
to cause loss or damage to.

Origin:
1505–15; < Middle French damnifier, Old French < Late Latin damnificāre, derivative of Latin damnific(us) harmful, equivalent to damn(um) damage + -ificus (see -i-, -fic); see -ify

undamnified, adjective
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damnify (ˈdæmnɪˌfaɪ)
 
vb , -fies, -fying, -fied
law to cause loss or damage to (a person); injure
 
[C16: from Old French damnifier, ultimately from Latin damnum harm, + facere to make]
 
damnifi'cation
 
n

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