Origin of compensatory
Examples from the Web for compensative
Historical Examples of compensative
It is idle to talk of education and civilization and the like as corrective or compensative agencies.Kentucky in American Letters, v. 2 of 2
John Wilson Townsend
Apollo concedes that man desponds when debarred of illusion: “suppose he has in himself some compensative law?”The Browning Cyclopdia
c.1600, from French compensatoire, from Latin compensatus, past participle of compensare (see compensate). Psychological sense is from 1921.
- Relating to or characterized by compensation.