Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Any loss or harm suffered in person or property; e. p., the consideration for a contract may consist not only in a payment or other thing of value given, but also in loss or "detriment" suffered by the-party. Civ. Code Mont 1895, § 4271; Civ. Code S. D. 1903, § 2287 ; Rev. St Okl. 1903, § 2724.