nominal damages

  1. (law) a trivial sum (usually $1.00) awarded as recognition that a legal injury was sustained (as for technical violations of a contract)
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How To Use nominal damages In A Sentence

  • The judge's decision to award only nominal damages in respect of the rights appurtenant to them followed from his assessment of the valuation evidence.
  • Nominal damages of one shilling were awarded to the crown, which had claimed 100 pounds.
  • Nominal damages are awarded as the harm is judged to be technical rather than actual.
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