solatium

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noun so·la·ti·um \sō-ˈlā-shē-əm\

Definition of solatium

plural

solatia

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  1. :  a compensation (such as money) given as solace for suffering, loss, or injured feelings

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In legal circles, a solatium is a payment made to a victim as compensation for injured feelings or emotional pain and suffering (such as the trauma following the wrongful death of a relative), as distinct from payment for physical injury or for damaged property. Like many legal terms, solatium, which first appeared in English in the early 19th century, is a product of Latin, where the word means solace. The Latin noun is related to the verb solari, which means "to console" and from which we get our words solace and console.

Origin and Etymology of solatium

Late Latin solacium, solatium, from Latin, solace


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solatium

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noun so·la·ti·um \sō-ˈlā-shē-əm\

Legal Definition of solatium

plural

solatia

\-shē-ə\
  1. :  compensation for grief or wounded feelings (as from the wrongful death of a relative)

Origin and Etymology of solatium

Late Latin solacium solatium, from Latin, solace

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