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treble damagesnoun [plural]

uk   us   LAW
a ​law that ​allows a ​court to ​increase the ​amount of damages (= ​moneypaid for causing ​harm) that one ​person or ​organization must ​pay to another: The ​company had to ​paytrebledamages for purposely hiding mistaken ​payments from the ​government.
(Definition of treble damages from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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