exemplary damages

Definitions of exemplary damages
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n (law) compensation in excess of actual damages (a form of punishment awarded in cases of malicious or willful misconduct)

Synonyms:
punitive damages, smart money
Types:
double damages
twice the amount that a court would normally find the injured party entitled to
treble damages
three times the amount that a court would normally find the injured party entitled to
Type of:
amends, damages, indemnification, indemnity, redress, restitution
a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury

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