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.
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We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
Question 1 of 11
Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Origin of nominal damages
First recorded in 1790–1800
Words nearby nominal damages
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