Damnum Injuria Datum Law and Legal Definition

Damnum Injuria Datum is a Latin term used in Roman law. It means ‘damage unlawfully inflicted or wrongful injury to the property of another.’ It refers to damages or loss caused by the actions of a person who was acting without any legal basis. Damage caused by a trespasser ; a gratuitous assault on a person or upon property are few examples of Damnum Injuria Datum. The word damnum refers to economic loss, not the physical damage caused.