Section 55 Indian Evidence Act, Section 55 Evidence Act
55. Character as affecting damages. ––In civil cases, the fact that the character of any person is such as to affect the amount of damages which he ought to receive, is relevant.
Explanation. ––In sections 52, 53, 54 and 55, the word “character” includes both reputation and disposition; but, 1[except as provided in section 54], evidence may be given only of general reputation and general disposition, and not of particular acts by which reputation or disposition were shown.
1. Ins. by s. 7, Act 3 of 1891.