compensatory damages

Definition of "compensatory damages"
  1. Monetary awards given to plaintiffs to reimburse them for harm endured, often covering aspects such as lost wages, property loss, medical bills, and psychological distress
How to use "compensatory damages" in a sentence
  1. The court ruled that the defendant should pay compensatory damages to cover her medical bills.
  2. Due to the emotional distress caused by the accident, he sought compensatory damages.
  3. The company was ordered to pay compensatory damages for the property loss endured by the victims.

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