Law to cause injury, damage, or loss to
Origin of damnifyEarly Modern English ; from Old French damnifier ; from Ecclesiastical Late Latin damnificare, to harm ; from Classical Latin damnum (see damn) + facere, to make, do
(third-person singular simple present damnifies, present participle damnifying, simple past and past participle damnified)
- 1638, Thomas Herbert, Some Yeares Travels, I:
- The infectious raines most damnifying the poore saylers, who must be upon the decks to hand in their sailes, abiding the brunt [...].
- (law) To cause injuries or loss to.
From Old French damnifier, from Latin damnifico.
damnify - Legal Definition
To harm by causing loss or damage.