# Liquidated & Unliquidated damages

Liquidated means which is pre-determined or pre-fixed which is known before hand i.e. in case of breach of contract the damages are known,  they are pre-determined by parties,  but unliquidated means which is not determined or prefixed,that is not known before hand i.e tort of defamation.

In short -

Liquidated -

pre-fixed or pre-determined. Which is already known.

Unliquidated -

Which is not pre-fixed or determined.