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dam·age

(dam'ij),
Harm, diminution, or destruction of an organ, body part, system, or function.
[M.E., fr. O.Fr., fr. L. damnum, loss, harm]
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The damage to the buoyancy tanks had evidently been more grievous than he had at first believed.
Enamoured of the tropics, despite the damage done me, I stopped in various places, and was a long while getting back to the splendid, temperate climate of California.
The drayman was proved to be very drunk, and was fined, and the brewer had to pay damages to our master; but there was no one to pay damages to poor Captain.
Besides, what can prevent confusion on the bench when one judge thinks a fine should be different from what another has set it at; one proposing twenty minae, another ten, or be it more or less, another four, and another five; and it is evident, that in this manner they will differ from each other, while some will give the whole damages sued for, and others nothing; in this situation, how shall their determinations be settled?
For if one has friends near at hand to repair damages, nothing very serious can happen to you.
We hear sometimes of an action for damages against the unqualified medical practitioner, who has deformed a broken limb in pretending to heal it.
That there are, upon record, trials at law in which damages have been sought as a poor recompense for lasting agonies and disfigurements inflicted upon children by the treatment of the master in these places, involving such offensive and foul details of neglect, cruelty, and disease, as no writer of fiction would have the boldness to imagine.
Schleier(1)(*) that section 104(a)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code(2) does not authorize a former United Airlines pilot to exclude from his gross income the amount received in settlement of a claim for back pay and liquidated damages under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967.
Because the $32,000 in attorney's fees and costs, when added to the $60,000 damage award, was less than the $100,000 offer of judgment, the plaintiff's attorney's fees and costs were properly limited to $32,000 rather than $171,692.
The jury had to find that the company committed fraud in order to award punitive damages.
David Buettner, the county's deputy agricultural commissioner, said the recent dry, windy weather made the area more susceptible than usual to fire damage and frost.
Within the past two years two major developments--new legislation and a court decision--have changed the federal tax treatment of legal fees incurred in connection with personal damage awards.