treble damages
treble damages see damage 2

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

treble damages
n.
An award of damages that is tripled as further punishment for the wrongdoer.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


treble damages
Tripling the amount of actual damages to be paid to a prevailing party in a lawsuit. Treble damages are sometimes provided by law in order to punish intentional or willful behavior of the losing party.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


treble damages
A recovery of three times the amount of actual financial losses suffered which is provided by statute for certain kinds of cases.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


treble damages
A recovery of three times the amount of actual financial losses suffered which is provided by statute for certain kinds of cases.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

treble damages
n.
   tripling damages allowed by state statute in certain types of cases, such as not making good on a bad check or intentionally refusing to pay rent. Federal antitrust violations also carry treble damage penalties.
   See also: damages

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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