Meaning of “nominal damages” in the English Dictionary

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"nominal damages" in Business English

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nominal damagesnoun [ plural ]

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LAW a small amount that a court of law orders someone to pay to another person that they have harmed, but not in a way that the court considers serious:

When one purchaser backed out, the trader did not lose a sale and he received only nominal damages.

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