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compensable

[kuh m-pen-suh-buh l]
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adjective
  1. eligible for or subject to compensation, especially for a bodily injury.
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Origin of compensable

First recorded in 1655–65; compens(ate) + -able
Related formscom·pen·sa·bil·i·ty, nounnon·com·pen·sa·ble, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for compensable

compensable

adjective
  1. mainly US entitled to compensation or capable of being compensated
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Word Origin and History for compensable

adj.

1660s, from French compensable (16c.), from compenser, from Latin compensare (see compensate).

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