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pu'nitive dam'ages



Law.
damages awarded to a plaintiff in excess of compensatory damages in order to punish the defendant for a reckless or willful act. Also called exemplary damages. Cf. compensatory damages.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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