nominal damages

plural noun Law.

damages of a small amount awarded to a plaintiff where substantial compensable loss has not been established but whose legal rights were violated.

Nearby words

  1. nomex,
  2. nomial,
  3. nomina,
  4. nominal,
  5. nominal aphasia,
  6. nominal par,
  7. nominal scale,
  8. nominal sentence,
  9. nominal value,
  10. nominal wages

Origin of nominal damages

First recorded in 1790–1800 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019