special damages

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

special damages (plural only)

  1. (law) Damages that can be quantified precisely, including such things as plaintiff's medical expenses, lost wages, and similar out-of-pocket costs (as contrasted with general damages, such as pain and suffering, which must be estimated).

Synonyms[edit]

  • (damages covering out-of-pocket costs): specials

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