Definition of DAMAGE in Black's Law Dictionary 4th Edition – Legal dictionary – Glossary of legal terms.

Definition of DAMAGE

Loss, injury, or deterioration, caused by the negligence, design, or accident of one person to another, in respect of the latter's person or property. The word is to be distinguished from its plural,-"damages,"-which means a compensation in money for a loss or damage. An injury produces a right in them who have suffered any damage by it to demand reparation of such damage from the authors of the injury. By damage, we understand every loss or diminution of what is a man's own, occasioned by the fault of another. 1 Ruth. Inst. 399.

The harm, detriment, or loss sustained by reason of an injury. Yazoo & M. V. R. Co. v. Fields, 188 Miss. 725, 195 So. 489, 490.

Synonymous with "condemnation money." State v. Hale, Tex.Civ.App., 96 S.W.2d 135, 139. "Injury". Dohring v. Kansas City, 228 Mo.App. 519, 71 S.W.2d 170, 171. "Loss." Glinz v. State, 70 N.D. 776, 298 N.W. 238, 239; Wells v. Thomas W. Garland, Inc., Mo., 39 S.W.2d 409, 411.

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