what is difference between damages and restitution
- IPA(key): /ˈdæmɪdʒɪz/
- Hyphenation: dam‧ag‧es
- Third-person singular simple present indicative form of damage
damages pl (plural only)
- (law) The money paid or awarded to a claimant (in England), a pursuer (in Scotland) or a plaintiff (in the US) in a civil action as compensation for a loss suffered by the same.
- aggravated damages
- consequential damages
- contemptuous damages
- exemplary damages
- general damages
- liquidated damages
- nominal damages
- punitive damages
- special damages
- plural of damage
From Old French restitucion, from Latin restitutio.
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˌɹɛstɪˈtjuʃən/
- (US) IPA(key): /ˌɹɛstɪˈtuʃən/
restitution (countable and uncountable, plural restitutions)
- (law) A process of compensation for losses.
- The act of making good or compensating for loss or injury.
- A restitution of ancient rights unto the crown.
- 1636, George Sandys, Paraphrase upon the Psalms and Hymns dispersed throughout the Old and New Testaments
- He […] restitution to the value makes.
- A return or restoration to a previous condition or position.
- the restitution of an elastic body
- That which is offered or given in return for what has been lost, injured, or destroyed; compensation.
- (medicine) The movement of rotation which usually occurs in childbirth after the head has been delivered, and which causes the latter to point towards the side to which it was directed at the beginning of labour.
- (act of compensating): recompense, indemnification
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