double damages

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n double damages twice the amount that a court would normally find the injured party entitled to
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Usage

In literature:

White Fang still danced on, dodging and doubling, leaping in and out, and ever inflicting damage.
"White Fang" by Jack London
I'll pay you double the hire of the car, and I'll be responsible for any damage.
"The Vanished Messenger" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Marvellous to relate, it was found to have suffered no damage other than a double fracture of the end-plate casting, which could be repaired.
"The Home of the Blizzard" by Douglas Mawson
Parties aggrieved by such may recover treble damages in the superior courts, with double costs.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
This was productive of a double mischief; damage to the ship, and a considerable rise at market.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. 12" by Robert Kerr
The damage is thus doubled.
"Essays on Education and Kindred Subjects" by Herbert Spencer
Neither the terminal spurs nor the double rows of spines do the slightest damage to the delicate mould.
"Social Life in the Insect World" by J. H. Fabre
This has the double advantage of preventing the damage from going any further and of enabling him to get at the cause.
"Preventable Diseases" by Woods Hutchinson
Double Damages for an Old Horse.
"Autobiography of Frank G. Allen, Minister of the Gospel" by Frank G. Allen
It also doubled the rates of marine insurance; which was the most grievous damage of all.
"Famous Privateersmen and Adventurers of the Sea" by Charles H. L. Johnston
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In news:

"Two" Much of a Good Thing: Telomere Damage-Induced Genome Doubling Drives Tumorigenesis p712.
Employer must pay double damages for interfering with worker's FMLA leave.
The double-wide mobile home is located at 1041 Sibley Dr The fire damage appears to be extensive.
The Army Corps of Engineers plans to more than double the amount of water being drained out of Lake Okeechobee , despite concerns about environmental damage to coastal estuaries.
Chemotherapy damaged one of my eyes, leaving me with double vision.
An early morning fire damaged a foreclosed double house in Hazle Township on Saturday.
Gore & Associates, Inc ("Gore") willfully infringed the patent-in-suit and awarded the plaintiffs $185 million, the judge found that the plaintiffs were entitled to enhanced damages and doubled the award.
Knipex's double-edged bolt & screw extractors, No 9R 471 901 3, can remove damaged screws, studs and bolts and is servicable for years of use.
Serious kidney damage doubled since 2000.
Using the reports lets claims adjusters visit double the number of damaged homes than they could if they had to measure roofs by hand, he says.
The damage was apparently caused by sunlight bouncing off double-paned, energy efficient windows next door.
Jaye Parrish and Ed Graf bring visual drama to the blank canvas of a storm-damaged Uptown double.
Increased development in wild lands has contributed to a doubling of homes damaged in wildfires during the past decade.
The panel followed the suggestion of Wynn 's attorney, Barry Langberg, who asked jurors to double their initial verdict, which was intended to compensate Wynn for damage to his reputation and casino empire.
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In science:

For equipment requiring higher levels of protection from water damage, double interlocked preaction fire suppression systems will be installed.
Reference Design Project Book: NUSEL-Homestake
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