nominal damages


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n nominal damages (law) a trivial sum (usually $1.00) awarded as recognition that a legal injury was sustained (as for technical violations of a contract)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Nominal damages (Law) those given for a violation of a right where no actual loss has accrued.
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In literature:

NOMINE DAMNI, in the name of damages.
"Red Gauntlet" by Sir Walter Scott
The logic of figures shows that this liability to damage is merely nominal in the case of well-constructed sprinklers.
"The American Architect and Building News, Vol. 27, No. 733, January 11, 1890" by Various
Dockwra was ordered by the court to pay nominal damages, and was forbidden to continue his penny post.
"The Development of Rates of Postage" by A. D. Smith
The jury gave Mr. Whistler nominal damages.
"Views and Reviews" by Henry James
Since the equipment of such places with automatic sprinklers, there have been several fires of this nature extinguished with nearly nominal damage.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 648, June 2, 1888." by Various

In news:

Mitt Romney's narrow win in Michigan is unlikely to ease lingering doubts about his candidacy or head off the possibility of a long and divisive presidential nominating fight that is damaging Republican chances in November's general election.
Nomination a happy ending for 'Damages'.
Nomination a happy ending for ' Damages '.

In science:

Only natural events – except for the terrorist attack on World Trade Center, WTC, and the August 2003 blackout – that caused damage exceeding five million dollars (nominal value, i.e. unadjusted for inflation) were taken into account.
Black swans or dragon kings? A simple test for deviations from the power law
First, because of the nominal high beam power in the MEBT, beam-intercepting diagnostics can operate only with LEBT chopped beam. However, there is still danger of damage to the intercepting diagnostics contaminating the downstream superconducting cavities.
Fermilab PXIE Beam Diagnostics Development and Testing at the HINS Beam Facility
However, the radiation damage while operating at the nominal LHC luminosity becomes a serious concern.
Review of CP Violation Studies with B-Mesons at LHC