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English definition of “civil damages”

civil damages

noun [plural]     LAW
amounts of money that a court orders someone to pay to another person for causing damage to their health , business , or property : seek/claim/sue for civil damages Clients may seek civil damages if full-service brokers allow them to make unsuitable or inappropriate trades . He was awarded $100,000 in civil damages .
(Definition of civil damages noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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