exemplary damages


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n exemplary damages (law) compensation in excess of actual damages (a form of punishment awarded in cases of malicious or willful misconduct)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Exemplary damages (Law) damages imposed by way of example to others. Similar in purpose to vindictive damages, below.
    • Exemplary damages (Law) See under Damage.
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In literature:

Then the lawyer argued that outside and beyond the actual injury suffered, there should be an exemplary damage awarded.
"The Boy Broker" by Frank A. Munsey