re·compensation | \(¦)rē+\

Definition of recompensation 

1 obsolete : recompense

2 Scots law : a plaintiff's plea of a counterclaim made to meet a defendant's counterclaim in an action for debt

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History and Etymology for recompensation

Middle English recompensacion, from Middle French, from Late Latin recompensation-, recompensatio, from recompensatus (past participle of recompensare to recompense) + -ion-, -io -ion

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