Meaning of “general damages” in the English Dictionary


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general damagesnoun [ plural ]


the amount of money that a court orders to be paid to a person who has been injured or for something that has been lost or damaged, when it is impossible to judge the value of the pain, loss, etc.:

General damages are those damages that can't be weighed or put on a scale.
The family of the injured girl has sued for $2 million in general damages and $50,000 in medical bills.

(Definition of “general damages” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)