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DAM
A construction of wood, stone, or other materials, made across a stream of water for the purpose of confining it, a mole. 2. The owner... more

DAMAGE
torts. The loss caused by one person to another, or to his property, either with the design of injuring him, with negligence and carelessness, or by inevitable accident. ... more

DAMAGE FEASANT
torts. This is a corruption of the French words faisant dommage, and signifies doing damage. This term is usually applied to the injury which animals belonging to... more

DAMAGED GOODS
In the language of the customs, are goods subject to duties, which have received some injury either in the voyage home, or while bonded in warehouses.... more

DAMAGES
practice. The indemnity given by law, to be recovered from a wrong doer by the person who has sustained an injury, either in his person, property, or... more

DAMAGES, EXCESSIVE
Such damages as are unreasonably great, and not warranted by law. 2. The damages are excessive in the following cases: 1. When they are gre-ater... more

DAMAGES INADEQUATE
Such as are unreasonably low, and less than is required by law. 2. Damages are inadequate, when the plaintiff sues for a breach of contract,... more

DAMAGES ON BILLS OF EXCHANGE
contracts. A penalty affixed by law to the non-payment of a bill of exchange when it is not paid at maturity, which the parties to it are obliged... more

DAMAGES, DOUBLE or TREBLE
practice. In cases where a statute gives a party double or treble damages, the jury are to find single damages, and the court to enhance them, according... more

DAMAGES, GENERAL
torts. General damages are such as the law implies to have accrued from the act of a tort-feasor. To call a man a thief, or commit an... more

DAMAGES, LAYING
pleading. In personal and mixed actions, (but not in penal actions, for obvious reason,) the declaration must allege, in conclusion, that the injury is to the damage... more

DAMAGES, LIQUIDATED
contracts. When the parties to a contract stipulate for the payment of a certain su, as a satisfaction fixed and agreed upon by them, for the not doing... more

DAMAGES, SPECIAL
torts. Special damages are such as are in fact sustained, and are not implied by law, these are either superadded to general damages, arising from an act... more

DAMAGES, SPECIAL
pleading. As distinguished from the gist of the action, signify that special damage which is stated to result from the gist, as, if a plaintiff in an action... more

DAMAGES, UNLIQUIDATED
The unascertained amount which is due to a person by another for an injury to the person, property, or relative rights of the party injured. These damages,... more

DAMNIFICATION
That which causes a loss or damage to a society, or to one who has indemnified another. For example, when a society has entered into an obligation... more

DAMNIFY
To cause damage, injury or loss. ... more

DAMNOSA HAEREDITAS
A name given by Lord Kenyon to that species of property of a bankrupt, which, so far from being valuable, would be a charge to the... more

DAMNUM ABSQUE INJURIA
A loss or damage without injury. 2. There are cases when the act of one man may cause a damage or loss to another,... more

DAMNUM FATALE
civil law. Damages caused by a fortuitous event, or inevitable accident, damages arising from the act of God. Among these were included losses by shipwreck, lightning, or... more

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