recompensation

noun re·compensation \(¦)rē+\

Definition of recompensation

  1. 1 obsolete :  recompense

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

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of recompensation

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


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up recompensation? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

feeling or affected by lethargy

Get Word of the Day daily email!