Damages vs Additur - What's the difference?

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In legal|lang=en terms the difference between damages and additur

is that damages is (legal) the money paid or awarded to a claimant (in england), a pursuer (in scotland) or a plaintiff (in the us) in a civil action while additur is (legal) the augmentation by a judge of damages awarded by a jury.

As nouns the difference between damages and additur

is that damages is (legal) the money paid or awarded to a claimant (in england), a pursuer (in scotland) or a plaintiff (in the us) in a civil action while additur is (legal) the augmentation by a judge of damages awarded by a jury.

As a verb damages

is (damage).

damages

English

Verb

(head)
  • (damage)
  • Noun

    (en-plural noun)
  • (legal) The money paid or awarded to a claimant (in England), a pursuer (in Scotland) or a plaintiff (in the US) in a civil action.
  • additur

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (legal) The augmentation by a judge of damages awarded by a jury.
  • See also

    * remittitur ----