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DAMNIFY. To cause damage, injury or loss.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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neighbor's alkali works, is damnified [injured] without any fault
(78) Thus, "if the arm of any man is drawn by compulsion, and the weapon in his hand kills another, this shall not be Felony, or be damnified, because he did it by compulsion." (79) The argument was established that if an individual is forced and compelled to break the law, they should not suffer the subsequent penalties.