Substantial Damages – a considerable sum awarded to compensate for a significant loss or injury, as opposed to nominal damages

substantial damages:
(1836)

1. A considerable sum awarded to compensate for a significant loss or injury. [1]

     Excerpt from Charles T. McCormick’s Handbook on the Law of Damages (1935):

     “Substantial damages . . . are the result of an effort at measured compensation, and are to be contrasted with nominal damages which are in no sense compensatory, but merely symbolic.[2]

References:

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[1]: Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black, Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-61300-4

 

[2]: Charles T. McCormick, Handbook on the Law of Damages § 20, at 85 (1935)

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