damages, punitive

damages, punitive
n.
Damages over and above compensation for actual injury, intended to punish the wrongdoer for malicious conduct; also called exemplary damages

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

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