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 Section 52,53,54 and 55, the word “character” includes both reputation and disposition; but 1except as provided in Section 54, evidence may be given only a general reputation and general disposition and not of particular acts by which reputation or disposition was shown.
1. Ins. by Act 3 of 1891, sec. 7.