from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Being such as to entitle or warrant compensation: compensable injuries.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Able to be compensated; entitling one to compensation.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. receiving money for services rendered.
- adj. qualifying one for receipt of compensation, such as for a bodily injury.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Capable of being compensated.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. for which money is paid
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Granted, the loss of the ancient texts from the Library of Alexandria (libraries, actually …) will never be compensable.
And that distress is compensable by the court system.
It's still compensable, but then they're not working so you don't run afoul of rules prohibiting voluntary work.
Vaccine court established a list of compensable injuries and lessened frivolous litigation.
But it left open the question of whether a 99% reduction would be similarly compensable.
"Just because her spouse happens to be a woman and she happens to be a woman doesn't make it any less painful, any less egregious and any less compensable," said Ms. Urschel's attorney, Kenneth J. Allen.
But if he IS guilty, then the worst-case scenario is another woman raped, which is not nearly so easily compensable with a later money judgment.
While allowing for compensation when fairness and justice require it, he implies that they are not compensable when fairness and justice dictate otherwise.
Thomas continued, saying "with respect to the oyster beds, alleged damage to them caused by the state of Louisiana's fresh water diversion, which may have reduced water salinity, is not compensable under the Oil Pollution Act -- that is, BP is not obligated to pay for such damage because it was not caused by the oil spill."
In some circumstances, it will be recognized by the courts as compensable.