damages vs restitution what difference

what is difference between damages and restitution

English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈdæmɪdʒɪz/
  • Hyphenation: dam‧ag‧es

Verb

damages

  1. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of damage

Noun

damages pl (plural only)

  1. (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.

Derived terms

  • aggravated damages
  • consequential damages
  • contemptuous damages
  • exemplary damages
  • general damages
  • liquidated damages
  • nominal damages
  • punitive damages
  • special damages

Translations


Middle English

Noun

damages

  1. plural of damage


English

Etymology

From Old French restitucion, from Latin restitutio.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌɹɛstɪˈtjuʃən/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌɹɛstɪˈtuʃən/

Noun

restitution (countable and uncountable, plural restitutions)

  1. (law) A process of compensation for losses.
  2. 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.
  3. A return or restoration to a previous condition or position.
    the restitution of an elastic body
  4. That which is offered or given in return for what has been lost, injured, or destroyed; compensation.
  5. (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.

Synonyms

  • (act of compensating): recompense, indemnification
Derived terms

Related terms

  • restitute

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