What are the legal definitions of damage and damages? Do they mean different things?

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What are the legal definitions of damage and damages? Do they mean different things?

In the legal world, damage is defined as a loss or harm resulting from injury to a person, property or reputation.

Damages refers to compensation – such as a money judgment – provided to a person who has suffered a loss or harm due to the unlawful act or omission of another. The person at fault – the one who caused the loss or harm – must compensate (or pay) the injured party for his or her losses.

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