damages of a small amount awarded to a plaintiff where substantial compensable loss has not been established but whose legal rights were violated.
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How to use nominal damages in a sentence
nominal damages, it will therefore be seen, are not the same as “small damages.”
Dockwra was ordered by the court to pay nominal damages, and was forbidden to continue his penny post.The Development of Rates of Postage | A. D. Smith