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general damagesnoun [plural]

uk   us   LAW, INSURANCE
the ​amount of ​money that a ​courtorders 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 ​generaldamages and $50,000 in ​medicalbills.
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