Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. That compensates, or serves as compensation

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Serving for compensation; making amends.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Serving to compensate or as compensation; making amends; requiting.

Etymologies

compensate +‎ -ory (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Rosette says that when successful organizations are led by black managers, the strong performance is attributed to broad market factors over which the leader had no control, or to what she calls "compensatory stereotypes," such as humor or public-speaking skills, which would make up for any lack in competence.

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  • 2 For a brief definition of the term compensatory lengthening and some interesting examples of it, see an abstract of Campos-Astorkiza, "A Typological analysis of compensatory consonant lengthening", Phonology and Phonetics in Iberia (June 2005) (or view the pdf here).

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  • If humanity is interned within a capitalist state of affairs long enough (I would put it at 3 generations); have access to what I term compensatory and recuperative mechanisms; if the state of affairs have enough redressive (from the word

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  • The family is asking for $25 million in compensatory damages and $50 million in punitive damages from the police department.

    Parents of girl who drowned in D.C. pool sue city for $75 million

  • July 11th, 2009 3: 49 pm ET the closing line is not true. some of the ethics complaints have resulted in compensatory payments from Palin to the state of AK.

    Latest ethics complaints should be 'a wake-up call,' Palin says

  • A Florida jury awarded a 92-year-old man $1.9 million in compensatory damages for the death of his wife, a former two-pack-a-day Marlboro smoker who started when she was 16 and died in her 70s, attorneys said Thursday.

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  • The lawsuit seeks a jury trial and asks for $1 million in compensatory damages and $2 million in punitive damages.

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  • In her suit, she seeks $3 million in compensatory and punitive damages -- a fairly large sum though not an unprecedented total.

    Capitol Hill Club, GOP's Hangout Spot, Sued For Racial Discrimination

  • The verdict included $1.5 million in compensatory damages and $1 million in punitive damages against “Imperial Wizard” Ron Edwards.

    Jury awards $2.5 million to teen beaten by Klan members

  • Roth seeks $21,000 for out of pocket expenses and $275,000 in compensatory damages for the emotional distress resulting from the sub-par treatment.

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