Nominal Damages Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Nominal Damages, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Nominal Damages?

It refers to a small compansation or small amount of money paid to the plaintiff who has suffered a very minor damage or loss due to a misconduct or wrongful action of the defendant, As a token of honour to the rights of the plaintiff, which was harmed but the extent of damage being very small or not determined, the court awards a small token amount from the defendant.