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Definition: Compensation

compensation (noun)

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Legal: Financial indemnity; amends for a damage caused intentionally, negligently or by an accident; paying its adjudged price. The amount paid in exchange for such loss.

The passenger requires compensation for his lost luggage. The insurance company pays compensation to the injured person. The court gave a compensation to the aggrieved party.


Derivation compensation < compensat(e) + -ion (noun suffix)


Illustrative sentences

I want compensation for the people who have suffered because of you.

We faced no landowner's complaints, no demands for compensation by the local villagers.

The only compensation for the ink costs is the print quality.

He dared to ask what we required as compensation for keeping you here for a month or two.

We also offer compensation to veterans.

But the budget also cancels extra compensation previously paid to teachers.

Without punch-clocks, neither performance nor compensation will be correlated to time.

Their land has been compulsorily taken and they have been given no compensation.

The process of determining compensation would seem to be largely mechanical.

In practice, settling on compensation for partners is an elaborate ritual.

We felt that the worker's compensation should reflect their total contributions to the firm.

There was frustration with other aspects of the new compensation system, too.

They receive a training wage from the business and their unemployment compensation.

I never accepted financial compensation for my time or gas when I was a caretaker.

As far as I was concerned, there was no compensation large enough for this job.

I endorsed enthusiastically the proposals to maintain a voluntary military establishment by improving the compensation and living conditions of the members of the armed forces.

I began to write love poems, as a sort of compensation.

They didn't want any other compensation.

Why then would I take up those burdens unless I had the compensation of love?

The Chinese receive less compensation for their labors than anybody else.

I am too practical a woman not to seek fair compensation.

It is in our human nature that no amount of financial compensation can heal the pain of a victim's family.




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