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  • substantial damages — noun plural : damages which bring about actual economic loss or for which compensation in a substantial amount is awarded as distinguished from nominal damages awarded only to vindicate a legal right …   Useful english dictionary

  • damages — I noun amends, compensation, costs, expenses, expiation, fine, indemnification, indemnity, injury, just compensation, legal costs, legal liability, loss, penalty, recompense, recovery, reimbursement, remuneration for injury suffered, reparation,… …   Law dictionary

  • substantial — sub·stan·tial /səb stan chəl/ adj 1 a: of or relating to substance b: not illusory: having merit failed to raise a substantial constitutional claim c: having importance or significance: material …   Law dictionary

  • damages — A pecuniary compensation or indemnity, which may be recovered in the courts by any person who has suffered loss, detriment, or injury, whether to his person, property, or rights, through the unlawful act or omission or negligence of another. A… …   Black's law dictionary

  • damages — A pecuniary compensation or indemnity, which may be recovered in the courts by any person who has suffered loss, detriment, or injury, whether to his person, property, or rights, through the unlawful act or omission or negligence of another. A… …   Black's law dictionary

  • substantial — adjective 1) substantial beings Syn: real, true, actual; physical, solid, material, concrete, corporeal 2) substantial progress had been made Syn: considerable, real, significant, im …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • substantial — adj. 1 a of real importance or value (made a substantial contribution). b of large size or amount (awarded substantial damages). 2 of solid material or structure; stout (a man of substantial build; a substantial house). 3 commercially successful; …   Useful english dictionary

  • substantial — adjective 1) substantial progress had been made Syn: considerable, real, significant, important, major, valuable, useful 2) substantial damages Syn: sizeable, considerable, significant …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • Damages, Assessment of — Damages are not assessed in an arbitrary fashion but are subject to various judicial guidelines. The general principle is that the claimant is entitled to full compensation for his or her losses. The purpose of damages in tort is to put the… …   Big dictionary of business and management

  • substantial performance — see performance Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. substantial performance …   Law dictionary

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