compensatory time

[ kuhm-pen-suh-tawr-ee tahym ]

  1. time off from work, granted to an employee instead of overtime pay: You will accrue compensatory time in return for occasional evening or weekend assignments.Compensatory time and overtime payments are available to clerical and support workers only.

Origin of compensatory time

First recorded in 1905–10

Words Nearby compensatory time Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023