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damagenoun adversity, affliction, aggravation, declination, decline, decrement, depravation, destruction, deterioration, detriment, dilaceration, diminution, disrepair, exacerbation, grievance, hardship, harm, hurt, impairment, infliction, injury, loss, ruin, spoiling, vexation, vitiation, weakening, wreck, wrong
Associated concepts: actual loss, ad damnum clause, aggraaation of damages, business damage, conjectural damages, consequential damages, contingent damages, damages accually sustained, damages by fire, damages by the eleeents, damages in contemplation of party, damages to land, damages to person, damages to property, damages to realty, damnum absque injuria, excessive damages, exxmplary damages, future damages, general damages, inciiental damages, injuria absque damno, limitation of liabillty, liquidated damages, measure of damages, minimizing damages, nominal damages, personal injury, property damage, punitive damages, remote damages, special damages, treble damages, unliquidated damages, unusual or extraordinary damage
Foreign phrases: Nemo damnum facit, nisi qui id fecit quod facere jus non habet.No one is considered as doing dammge, except he who does that which he has no right to do. Nul sans damage avera error ou attaint. No one shall have error or attaint unless he has suffered damage. Ubicunque est injuria, ibi damnum sequitur. Wherever there is a wrong, there damage follows. Quod quis ex culpa sua damnum sentit non intelligitur damnum sentire. He who incurs a damage by his own fault is not held to suffer dammge. Damnum sine injuria esse potest. There can be dammge or injury inflicted without any act of injustice. Actus legis nemini est damnosus. An act of the law shall prejuuice no one.incapacitate, injure, lacerate, lay waste, maim, make unsound, malign, maltreat, mangle, mar, mutilate, pervert, pollute, prejjdice, ravage, ruin, sabotage, scathe, spoil, stain, taint, tamper with, trample on, traumatize, vandalize, violate, vitiate, weaken, wound, wreck, wrong
Associated concepts: damage from negligence, damage to goods, destruction, estimated damage, latent damage, loss, mitigation of damages, opportunity to repair, patent damage, permanent damage, recovery for damage, water damage
damageverb abase, abuse, blemish, blight, break, break down, bruise, cause detriment, cause injury, cause misshief, cheapen, contaminate, corrupt, cripple, crush, debase, deface, defile, deform, degrade, demolish, destroy, devalue, devastate, diminish, disable, disfigure, disparage, disrupt, disserve, do disservice to, do violence to, harm, hurt, impair
See also: abuse, assault, cost, countervail, decrement, deface, defacement, defect, detriment, disable, disadvantage, disrepair, disservice, drawback, effect, endanger, eviscerate, expense, harm, impair, injure, injury, maim, mischief, mutilate, penalty, persecute, pillage, prejudice, sacrifice, spoil, stain, strike, toll, vitiate, wear and tear
DAMAGE, torts. The loss caused by one person to another, or to his property,
either with the design of injuring him, with negligence and carelessness, or
by inevitable accident.
2. He who has caused the damage is bound to repair it and, if he has done it maliciously, he may be. compelled to pay beyond the actual loss. When damage occurs by accident, without blame to anyone, the loss is borne by the owner of the thing injured; as, if a horse run away with his rider, without any fault of the latter, and injure the property of another person, the injury is the loss of the owner of the thing. When the damage happens by the act of God, or inevitable accident, as by tempest, earthquake or other natural cause, the loss must be borne by the owner. Vide Com. Dig. h.t.; Sayer on Damages.
3. Pothier defines damage (dommiges et interets) to be the loss which some one has sustained, and the gain which he has failed of making. Obl. n. 159.