exemplary-damages

exemplary damages

noun Law.
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punitive damages

noun Law.
damages awarded to a plaintiff in excess of compensatory damages in order to punish the defendant for a reckless or willful act.
Also called exemplary damages.


Origin:
1970–75

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exemplary damages
 
pl n
law damages awarded to a plaintiff above the value of actual loss sustained so that they serve also as a punishment to the defendant and a deterrent to others

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