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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Vin·dic·tive a.
 1. Disposed to revenge; prompted or characterized by revenge; revengeful.
    I am vindictive enough to repel force by force.   --Dryden.
 2. Punitive.  [Obs.]
 Vindictive damages. Law See under Damage, n.
 -- Vin*dic*tive*ly, adv. -- Vin*dic*tive*ness, n.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dam·age n.
 1. Injury or harm to person, property, or reputation; an inflicted loss of value; detriment; hurt; mischief.
    He that sendeth a message by the hand of a fool cutteth off the feet and drinketh damage.   --Prov. xxvi. 6.
    Great errors and absurdities many commit for want of a friend to tell them of them, to the great damage both of their fame and fortune.   --Bacon.
 2. pl. Law The estimated reparation in money for detriment or injury sustained; a compensation, recompense, or satisfaction to one party, for a wrong or injury actually done to him by another.
 Note:In common-law actions, the jury are the proper judges of damages.
 Consequential damage. See under Consequential.
 Exemplary damages Law, damages imposed by way of example to others.  Similar in purpose to vindictive damages, below.
 Nominal damages Law, those given for a violation of a right where no actual loss has accrued.
 vindictive damages or punitive damages, those given specially for the punishment of the wrongdoer.
 Syn: -- Mischief; injury; harm; hurt; detriment; evil; ill. See Mischief.