Consequential damage
Damage Dam"age (d[a^]m"[asl]j; 48), n. [OF. damage, domage, F. dommage, fr. assumed LL. damnaticum, from L. damnum damage. See {Damn}.] 1. Injury or harm to person, property, or reputation; an inflicted loss of value; detriment; hurt; mischief. [1913 Webster]

He that sendeth a message by the hand of a fool cutteth off the feet and drinketh damage. --Prov. xxvi. 6. [1913 Webster]

Great errors and absurdities many commit for want of a friend to tell them of them, to the great damage both of their fame and fortune. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

2. pl. (Law) The estimated reparation in money for detriment or injury sustained; a compensation, recompense, or satisfaction to one party, for a wrong or injury actually done to him by another. [1913 Webster]

Note: In common-law actions, the jury are the proper judges of damages. [1913 Webster]

{Consequential damage}. See under {Consequential}.

{Exemplary damages} (Law), damages imposed by way of example to others. Similar in purpose to {vindictive damages}, below.

{Nominal damages} (Law), those given for a violation of a right where no actual loss has accrued.

{vindictive damages} or {punitive damages}, those given specially for the punishment of the wrongdoer.

Syn: Mischief; injury; harm; hurt; detriment; evil; ill. See {Mischief}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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