compensable

adjective
com·​pen·​sa·​ble | \ kəm-ˈpen(t)-sə-bəl How to pronounce compensable (audio) \

Definition of compensable

: that is to be or can be compensated a compensable job-related injury

Other Words from compensable

compensability \ kəm-​ˌpen(t)-​sə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce compensable (audio) , ˌkäm-​ \ noun

Examples of compensable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The company also said French consumers hadn’t suffered any compensable loss. William Boston, WSJ, 9 June 2021

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First Known Use of compensable

1661, in the meaning defined above

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“Compensable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/compensable. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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compensable

adjective
com·​pen·​sa·​ble | \ kəm-ˈpen-sə-bəl How to pronounce compensable (audio) \

Legal Definition of compensable

: entitling an individual to compensation a compensable job-related injury

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