Origin of compensation
Examples from the Web for compensation
That precludes paying much mind to attribution or compensation.Death of the Author by Viral Infection: In Defense of Taylor Swift, Digital Doomsayer|Arthur Chu|December 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At first glance, it might be tempting to interpret this extravagant level of compensation as a victory for the once-humble intern.Silicon Valley Interns Make a Service Worker’s Yearly Salary In Three Months|Samantha Allen|November 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
An industry source said Pippa's compensation will be in the Chelsea Clinton range.
Their families do not receive any compensation or any moral support from the state.Kremlin Is Caught Putting Boots on the Ground in Ukraine|Anna Nemtsova|August 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
How could we trust our lives in the hands of people that are overworked, starved and not given their just compensation?
By way of compensation, the one engrossing subject of conversation in the neighborhood was the dinner given at Goldfish Villa.Paul and His Dog, v.2 (Novels of Paul de Kock Volume XIV)|Charles Paul de Kock
The amount of compensation paid to the employee may also have a bearing on the amount of skill the employer has a right to expect.Commercial Law|Samuel Williston, Richard D. Currier, and Richard W. Hill
He wanted "compensation" for not getting any plunder out of Holy Cross, so he robbed Mr. Ryan of seventy thousand dollars.Curly|Roger Pocock
A first glance is disappointing, but the memories of the place are compensation enough.In the Border Country|W. S. (William Shillinglaw) Crockett
The stove is on Krakau's side, but by way of compensation Helms has an upholstered arm chair with a tall back.Fifty Contemporary One-Act Plays|Various
British Dictionary definitions for compensation
Word Origin and History for compensation
late 14c., "action of compensating," from Latin compensationem (nominative compensatio) "a weighing one thing against another, a balancing," noun of action from past participle stem of compensare (see compensate). Meaning "what is given in recompense" is from c.1600; meaning "amends for loss or damages" is from 1804; meaning "salary, wages" is attested from 1787, American English. The psychological sense is from 1914.