Punitive Damages Definition and Legal Meaning

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

What is Punitive Damages?

(n) Punitive damages are the punishment given on law suits as a part of decree with an intention to retaliate the wrong or fraud done by the culprit preferably to compensate the looser.