cost n1: the amount or equivalent paid or charged for something2 pl: expenses incurred in litigation; esp: those given by the law or the court to the prevailing party against the losing party
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
business expense, charge, disbursement, expenditure, legal expense, money expended, obligation incurred, outgo, outlay, overhead, payment, running expense
associated concepts: awarding costs, bill of costs, costs and disbursements
amercement, bereavement, damage, damages, fine, forfeiture, harm, impairment, injury, loss, penal retribution, penalization, penance, privation, punishment, sacrifice, unfortunate consequence
associated concepts: court costs, treble costs
appraisal, asking price, assessment, carrying charge, charge, consideration, expensiveness, face value, high worth, impensa, mark up, marked price, purchase price, quotation, quoted price, reckoning, sum asked for, valuation, value
associated concepts: accrued costs, actual cost, all costs, cost basis, cost of administration, cost of doing business, cost of materials, cost of repair, cost of replacement, cost-plus contract, costs and expenses, costs of suit, disbursements, fixed costs, full costs, legal costs, legitimate cost, marginal cost, operating costs, sheriffs costs, total cost, wholesale cost
bill (invoice), detriment, expenditure, fee (charge), forfeiture (thing forfeited), loss, maintenance (upkeep), outlay, overhead, penalty, price, rate, rent, toll (effect), value, worth
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
n.The price; the amount that must be paid for something.
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.