Definition of damnify in English:

damnify

verb

[WITH OBJECT]Law
rare
  • Cause injury to.

    • ‘If the bailor is damnified by the terms of the sub-bailment he has a cause of action against the head bailee.’
    • ‘In such a case the court has the power, and the duty, at the instance of the Attorney General on behalf of the public or of a person damnified, to restrain the further exercise of those powers not in accord with the special act.’
    • ‘The defendants are justified in their contention that the remedy of the party damnified by the solicitor's misconduct will become illusory.’

Origin

Early 16th century: from Old French damnefier, dam(p)nifier, from late Latin damnificare injure, condemn from Latin damnificus hurtful from damnus loss, damage.

Pronunciation:

damnify

/ˈdamnəˌfī/