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[Latin, Damage.] The loss or reduction in the value of property, life, or health of an individual as a consequence of FRAUD, carelessness, or accident.

The phrase ad damnum, "to the damage," is the name of a clause in a complaint that states the damages for which the individual seeks judicial relief.

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