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Damnum

[Latin, Damage.] The loss or reduction in the value of property, life, or health of an individual as a consequence of Fraud, carelessness, or accident.

The phrase ad damnum, "to the damage," is the name of a clause in a complaint that states the damages for which the individual seeks judicial relief.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Pars laesa potest actionem contentiosam ad damna reparanda ex delicto sibi illata in ipso poenali iudicio exercere.
Authors acknowledge the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), New Delhi for financial support, and thank the Directorate of Health services, Mizoram; the NGOs that participated in the study (TNT, Jeriko Khualbuk, RTC, Jesus Army, World vision, Volcmch, Protective home, Damna Inn, Blessing Home and AMRO); and Shriyut D.C.
[3b alt] Ecce nunc perdidisti per crucern [3c] tu illum suspendentem in lignum ecce quanta damna sustine in infernum periit ornnis laetitia tua, in lucturn conversa sunt gaudia tua.
20 (MARTINEZ DIEZ y RODRIGUEZ, V, 127-129): Multorum querella hanc constitutionem exegit, quia cognouimus episcapos per parrochias suas non sacerdotaliter sed et crudoliter desaeuire, et dum scripturn sit: <<Forma stote gregi neque dominantes in clero>>, exactiones dioecesi suae uel damna infligunt.
Berlioz wrote his fantastical Damna tion of Faust as a 'legende dramatique' originally intended to be staged as a concert performance.
IV 7, 13-16: "Damna tamen celeres reparant caelestia lunae: / nos ubi decidimus / quo pius Aeneas, quo Tullus dives et Ancus, / pulvis et umbra sumus").
Damna tamen celeres reparant caelestia lunaei nos ubi decidimus quo pius Aeneas, quo Tullus dives et Ancus, pulvis et umbra sumus.
Cure auceps temporum palpator abscessit, cure priuati latus nudum desertor adsecla foedauit: tunc laceratae donuts plagae conscientiam feriunt, tunc rei familiaris exhaustae damna noscuntur, quibus redemptus fauor uulgi et caducis adque inanibus uotis popularis aura quaesita est."
(146.) Professor Sunstein seeks support for his suggestion from the well-accepted distinction between real-world harms (damna) and invasions of legal rights (injuriae).