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nominal damagesnoun [plural]

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LAW a ​smallamount that a ​court of ​laworders someone to ​pay to another ​person that they have ​harmed, but not in a way that the ​court considers serious: When one ​purchaserbacked out, the ​trader did not ​lose a ​sale and he received only ​nominaldamages.
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