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English definition of “treble damages”

treble damages

noun [plural]     LAW
a law that allows a court to increase the amount of damages (= money paid for causing harm) that one person or organization must pay to another: The company had to pay treble damages for purposely hiding mistaken payments from the government.
(Definition of treble damages noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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