Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

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 from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of civil damages?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

workmanship

the skill with which something was made or done

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More