damnify
transitive verb (-fied; -fying) Etymology: Middle French damnifier, from Old French, from Late Latin damnificare, from Latin damnificus injurious, from damnum damage Date: 1512 to cause loss or damage to

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  • Damnify — Dam ni*fy (d[a^]m n[i^]*f[imac]), v. t. [LL. damnificare, fr. L. damnificus: cf. OF. damnefier. See {Damnific}.] To cause loss or damage to; to injure; to impair. [R.] [1913 Webster] This work will ask as many more officials to make expurgations… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • damnify — v. To harm by causing loss or damage. Webster s New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000 …   Law dictionary

  • damnify — [dam′nə fī΄] vt. damnified, damnifying [Early ModE < OFr damnifier < LL(Ec) damnificare, to harm < L damnum (see DAMN) + facere, to make, DO1] Law to cause injury, damage, or loss to …   English World dictionary

  • damnify — /dam neuh fuy /, v.t., damnified, damnifying. Law. to cause loss or damage to. [1505 15; < MF damnifier, OF < LL damnificare, deriv. of L damnific(us) harmful, equiv. to damn(um) damage + ificus (see I , FIC); see IFY] * * * …   Universalium

  • damnify — verb To cause injuries or loss to. he saw himselfe so freshly reare, / As if late fight had nought him damnifyde [...] …   Wiktionary

  • damnify — v. cause damage or loss (Law) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • damnify — [ damnɪfʌɪ] verb (damnifies, damnifying, damnified) English Law, rare cause injury to. Derivatives damnification noun Origin C16: from OFr. damnefier, dam(p)nifier, from late L. damnificare injure, condemn , from L. damnificus hurtful , from… …   English new terms dictionary

  • damnify — dam·ni·fy …   English syllables

  • damnify — dam•ni•fy [[t]ˈdæm nəˌfaɪ[/t]] v. t. fied, fy•ing. Law. law to cause loss or damage to • Etymology: 1505–15; < MF damnifier, OF < LL damnificāre, der. of L damnificus harmful =damn(um) damage + ificus ( i , fic) …   From formal English to slang

  • damnify — /ˈdæmnəfaɪ/ (say damnuhfuy) verb (t) (damnified, damnifying) Law to cause loss or damage to. {Anglo French damnifier, from Latin damnificāre injure} …   Australian English dictionary

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