transitive verb-·fied·, -·fy·ing
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.