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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun damages:

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Definition of the noun damages

What does damages mean as a name of something?

noun

  1. a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury
    • examples: Our insurance policy covers various kinds of damages. | The damages are estimated not to exceed a million yen at the worst. | Mr Smith sued them for damages. | I claimed damages against him. | Damages from the flood amount to ten million dollars. | They demanded damages from the driver. | They sued the government for damages. | She sued him for damages. | The following is thought to be one of the reasons stress damages the stomach's mucous membrane. | We estimate the damages to be one thousand dollars.
    • lexical domain: Possessions - nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession
    • synonyms of damages: amends / indemnification / indemnity / redress / restitution
    • more generic word: compensation = something (such as money) given or received as payment or reparation
    • more specific terms:

Alternative definition of the noun damages

noun

  1. [legal] The money paid or awarded to a claimant (in England), a pursuer (in Scotland) or a plaintiff (in the US) in a civil action.

Films

  1. Damages is an American legal thriller television series created by the writing and production trio of Daniel Zelman and brothers Glenn and Todd A. Kessler. It premiered on July 24, 2007 on FX and aired for three seasons before moving to the DirecTV channel Audience Network in 2010, where it aired for a further two seasons, concluding with the fifth season.
    • also known as Damages- Pavučina moci, 法網裂痕
    • begun on and completed on
    • 26 episodes of 60 minutes each, in 5 seasons
    • country: United States of America
    • created by Allen Coulter, Todd A. Kessler, Glenn Kessler & Daniel Zelman
    • regular cast:
    • genres: Legal, Legal drama, Psychological thriller, Mystery, Crime Fiction, Crime, Thriller, Drama
    • some of the awards:
        • Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series - Drama nomination for Glenn Close
        • Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries, or Motion Picture Made for Television (role: Arthur Frobisher) nomination for Ted Danson
        • Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries, or Motion Picture Made for Television (role: Ellen Parsons) nomination for Rose Byrne
        • Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Drama
        • AACTA Awards - Australian Film Institute International Award for Best Actress nomination for Rose Byrne
        • Satellite Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama nomination for Glenn Close
        • Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series - Drama, received by Glenn Close
        • AACTA Awards - Australian Film Institute International Award for Best Actress, received by Rose Byrne
        • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series nomination for Todd A. Kessler, Glenn Kessler, Daniel Zelman, Aaron Zelman, Mark A. Baker
        • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series) nomination for Glenn Close
        • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series nomination for William Hurt
        • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series) nomination for Rose Byrne
        • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series (They Had to Tweeze That Out of My Kidney) nomination for Ted Danson
        • Satellite Award for Best Television Series – Drama nomination for FX
        • Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series - Drama (role: Patty Hewes) nomination for Glenn Close
        • Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries, or Motion Picture Made for Television (role: Ellen Parsons) nomination for Rose Byrne
        • Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries, or Motion Picture Made for Television (role: Daniel Purcell) nomination for William Hurt
        • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (Trust Me) nomination for Todd A. Kessler
        • Producers Guild of America Award - Norman Felton Producer of the Year Award in Episodic Television - Drama nomination for Mark A. Baker, Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman & Glenn Kessler
        • Satellite Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama nomination for Glenn Close
        • AACTA Awards - Australian Film Institute International Award for Best Actress nomination for Rose Byrne
        • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series nomination for Julie Tucker & Ross Meyerson
        • TCA Award for Individual Achievement in Drama nomination for Glenn Close
        • Satellite Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama, received by Glenn Close
        • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, received by Glenn Close
        • Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series (Role: Patty Hewes ) nomination for Glenn Close
        • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series nomination for Rose Byrne
        • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series nomination for Glenn Close
        • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series nomination for Martin Short
        • Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film nomination for Rose Byrne
        • Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film nomination for Martin Short
        • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series (The Next One's Gonna Go In Your Throat) nomination for Ted Danson
        • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series (Your Secrets Are Safe) nomination for Lily Tomlin
        • Edgar Award for Best Television Episode Teleplay (Look What He Dug Up This Time) nomination for Todd A. Kessler, Glenn Kessler, Daniel Zelman
        • Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series (Role: Patty Hewes) nomination for Glenn Close
        • Edgar Award for Best Television Episode Teleplay (The Next One's Gonna Go In Your Throat) nomination for Daniel Zelman, Glenn Kessler, Todd A. Kessler
        • Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series (Role: Patty Hewes) nomination for Glenn Close
        • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series nomination for Glenn Close
        • Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series - Drama (as Patty Hewes) nomination for Glenn Close
        • Telly Award for TV Programs, Segments, or Promotional Pieces Film/Video - Entertainment (Final Season), received by Audience Network
        • Telly Award for TV Programs, Segments, or Promotional Pieces Film/Video - Sound/Sound Design (Final Season), received by Audience Network
    • official website: www.directv.com/damages
  2. "Damages": In the United States, when someone dies as a result of the negligence or liability of another person-medical malpractice, a highway accident, murder-a wrongful death lawsuit, seeking monetary damages for the loss of financial or emotional support, may be filed by surviving family members. Over $100 billion in such personal injury compensation, or "damages," is paid each year.DAMAGES goes inside the offices of Koskoff, Koskoff and Bieder, one of the biggest American law firms specializing in such lawsuits. The film observes the lawyers as they meet with the families of victims, examine documents, gauge the strengths and weaknesses of each case, try to put a value on a life ended prematurely, and decide on a legal strategy.
    • genre: Political drama
    • released in (8 years ago)

Writings

  1. "Damages" is a book by Barry Werth.
    • subject: Damages
  2. "Damages" is a book by Helena Worthen.
    • also known as "Damages: a novel"

Group

Damages is a musical group.

Miscellanea

  1. Damages a.k.a. Damages - Season 1: The first season of the FX legal drama series Damages premiered on July 24, 2007 and concluded on October 23, 2007. It consisted of thirteen episodes. Damages was created by brothers Todd and Glenn Kessler along with Daniel Zelman, each of whom served as executive producers and contributed seven scripts for the season, including the premiere and the finale.
  2. Damages: In Jewish law, damages covers a range of jurisprudential topics that roughly correspond in secular law to torts. Jewish law on damages is grounded partly on the Written Torah, the Hebrew Bible, and partly on the Oral Torah, centered primarily in the Mishnaic Order of Nezikin. Since at least of the time of the Mishnah, Rabbinic culture developed and interpreted the laws of damages through communal courts, judges, and enforcement. While Jewish communities exercised relatively little authority over criminal law in the diaspora, quasi-autonomous communal oversight of damages continued to be extensive until the modern era. Today, observant Jews may voluntarily submit themselves to adjudication of damages disputes by rabbinic judges and courts. In addition, aspects of rabbinic law have been absorbed into tort law in Israel.
  3. Damages a.k.a. Damages - Season 3: The third season of the FX legal drama series Damages premiered on January 25, 2010 and concluded on April 19, 2010. It consisted of thirteen episodes, bringing the series total to 39. Damages was created by brothers Todd and Glenn Kessler along with Daniel Zelman, each of whom served as executive producers and contributed four scripts for the season, including the premiere and the finale.
  4. Damages a.k.a. Damages - Season 2: The second season of the FX legal drama series Damages premiered on January 7, 2009 and concluded on April 1, 2009. It consisted of thirteen episodes, bringing the series total to 26. Damages was created by brothers Todd and Glenn Kessler along with Daniel Zelman, each of whom served as executive producers and contributed seven scripts for the season, including the premiere and the finale.
  5. Damages a.k.a. Damages - Season 5: The fifth and final season of the legal drama series Damages premiered July 11, 2012 on the DirecTV owned Audience Network concluding on September 12, 2012. The season has 10 episodes, making a series total of 59 episodes.
  6. Damages a.k.a. Damages - Season 4: The fourth season of the legal drama series Damages premiered on the Audience Network, an entertainment channel owned by DirecTV, on July 13, 2011 and concluded on September 14, 2011. The season featured 10 episodes, bringing the series total to 49.

Phrases with Damages

  1. actual damages
  2. double damages
  3. treble damages
  4. general damages
  5. Hedonic damages
  6. nominal damages
  7. Special Damages
  8. punitive damages
  9. exemplary damages
  10. Liquidated damages
  11. Speculative damages
  12. compensatory damages
  13. Unliquidated Damages

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Damages

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Google previewA Dictionary of Finance and Banking (2008)

by Jonathan Law, John Smullen

Damages refers to the compensation awarded, as opposed to damage, which refers to the actual injury or loss suffered. The legal principle is that the award of damages is an attempt, as far as money can, to restore the position of the...

Google previewContract Damages (2008)

Domestic and International Perspectives by Djakhongir Saidov, Ralph Cunnington

Damages are court orders, and thus it might seem obvious that the law of damages is the law concerning this kind of court order. Understood in this way, court orders appear closely related to contracts and other 'intentional norm- creating' ...

Google preview200 Contractual Problems and their Solutions (2012)

by J. Roger Knowles

The essence of a penalty is payment of money stipulated as in terrorem of the offending party; the essence of liquidated damages is a genuine covenanted pre-estimate of damage. Lord Dunedin also went ...

Google previewStudy Guide (2011)

by Kenneth Clarkson, Roger Miller, Frank Cross

Under a contract for a sale of goods, the usual measure of compensatory damages is the difference between the contract price and the market price, plus incidental damages. On a seller's breach, the measure includes the difference ...

Google previewMultilingual Law Dictionary (1979)

by Lawrence Deems Egbert, Fernando Morales Macedo

damages dommage; dommages-intérêts (mpl) daño (m); pérdida (f); perjuicio (m) Beschädigung (f); ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of American Law (2009)

by David Andrew Schultz

special damages 403 For more information Caplan, Lincoln. The Tenth Justice: The Solicitor General and the Rule of Law. New York: Knopf, 1987. Salokar, Rebecca Mae. The Solicitor General: The Politics of Law. Philadelphia: Temple ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of South Dakota Indians (2001)

by Donald Ricky

Such damages and compensation, in cases where said company and the persons whose improvements are injured or property taken cannot agree, to be ascertained and adjusted under the direction of the Commissioner of Indian Aflairs And ...

Google previewA Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States of America, and of the Several States of the American Union (2004)

With References to the Civil and Other Systems of Foreign Law by John Bouvier

DAMAGES, LAYING, pleading. In personal and mixed actions, (but not in penal actions, for obvious reasons,) the declaration must allege, in conclusion, that the injury is to the damage of the plaintiff; and must specify the amount of damage.

Google previewPhilippine Law Dictionary

DAMAGES 243 DAMAGES court which, under the law, is given the discretion to assess moral, nominal, temperate, liquidated or exemplary damages, without proof of pecuniary loss. — Fuentes v. Carmel Corporation, 75 OG 1909. The term ...

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Damages in Massies Mill

Hurricane Camille casued catastrophic damages to property, automobiles, and homes. Taken on Rt. 56 in Massies Mill, Nelson County. No. 69-2196, Virginia Governor's Negative Collection, Library of Virginia.

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I think a good movie would be about a guy who's a brain scientist, but he gets hit on the head and it damages the part of the brain that makes you want to study the brain. (Jack Handey)
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Scrabble value of D2A1M3A1G2E1S1

The value of this 7-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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