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civil damagesnoun [plural]

uk   us   LAW
amounts of ​money that a ​courtorders someone to ​pay to another ​person for causing ​damage to their ​health, ​business, or ​property: seek/claim/sue for civil damages Clients may ​seekcivildamages if ​full-servicebrokersallow them to make unsuitable or ​inappropriatetrades. He was ​awarded $100,000 in ​civildamages.
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