Damages

Arizona Legal Glossary Damages

dam·ag·es

/ˈdamijes/

noun

If the plaintiff wins a civil case, the defendant must pay a sum of money. These damages can be punitive (punishment/prevent future poor conduct) or compensatory (for injury/loss).

The defendant had to pay $100,000 in punitive damages according to the judge.

Synonyms: compensation, recompense, restitution, redress, reparation(s); indemnification, indemnity