What is another word for damages?

Pronunciation: [dˈamɪd͡ʒɪz] (IPA)

Damages are a term that refers to the losses or harm caused by someone. This term can be replaced by different synonyms depending on the context. The term compensation signifies the payment provided to someone as a replacement for their losses. Another synonym for damages is indemnity, which also implies payment as compensation for a loss. The term reparation offers the idea of restoration or repair of something that was damaged. Moreover, the term restitution implies the restoration of something stolen or lost. Finally, the term redress means compensation or remedy for a problem or injustice caused. Thus, these synonyms provide a better understanding of the word damages based on their context.

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Usage examples for Damages

"It was young Nelligan explained to me what it was," resumed Miss Busk; "and Scanlan said, 'I'd have an action against them for damages.
"The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II)"
Charles James Lever
This would require a reconstruction of the tracks already finished, and subject the Company to many suits for damages in case of their change of grade.
"Memoirs of Orange Jacobs"
Orange Jacobs
In 1694 the request was repeated, and in answer to this petition a bill was presented ordering all persons not bringing letters which ought to be delivered into the post office, to pay four times as much as was due on the letters, damages to be made good to the party injured.
"The Early History of the Colonial Post-Office"
Mary E. Woolley

Famous quotes with Damages

  • Relativism should be confronted where it damages fundamental human rights, because we're not relativists if we believe that the human being should be at the centre of society and the rights of every human being should be respected.
    Rocco Buttiglione
  • I do not send their Lordships the particulars of our losses and damages by this, as it would take me much time; and I am willing none should be lost in letting them know an event of such consequence.
    John Byng
  • There are two things that one must get used to or one will find life unendurable: the damages of time and injustices of men.
    Nicolas de Chamfort
  • According to the law of nature it is only fair that no one should become richer through damages and injuries suffered by another.
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • If a man harbors any sort of fear, it percolates through all his thinking, damages his personality, makes him landlord to a ghost.
    Lloyd C. Douglas

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