damnum absque injuria

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damnum absque injuria (uncountable)

  1. (law) Loss without injury: the situation, in tort law, when one person causes damage or loss to another for which the latter has no remedy. (For example, opening a burger stand near someone else's may cause them to lose customers, but they will have no legal recourse.)