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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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