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Detriment

detriment n

1 : injury loss
;also
: the cause of an injury or loss
2 : a giving up of a thing or mode of conduct to which one is entitled that constitutes consideration for a contract called also legal detriment
det·ri·men·tal [de-trə-men-təl]
adj

det·ri·men·tal·ly adv



Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.

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