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A small amount of money awarded to a plaintiff in a lawsuit to show he/she was right but suffered no substantial harm. the most famous case of nominal damages was when prime minister winston churchill was awarded a shilling (about 25 cents) in a libel lawsuit he had brought against author louis adamic for writing that churchill had been drunk during a dinner at the white house. the prime minister was vindicated, but the jury could not find that his towering reputation had been damaged.

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