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English noun: punitive damages

1. punitive damages (possession) (law) compensation in excess of actual damages (a form of punishment awarded in cases of malicious or willful misconduct)

Synonymsexemplary damages, smart money

Broader (hypernym)amends, damages, indemnification, indemnity, redress, restitution

Narrower (hyponym)double damages, treble damages

Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

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