compensable

[ kuh m-pen-suh-buh l ]
/ kəmˈpɛn sə bəl /

adjective

eligible for or subject to compensation, especially for a bodily injury.

Nearby words

  1. compel,
  2. compellation,
  3. compelling,
  4. compendious,
  5. compendium,
  6. compensate,
  7. compensated acidosis,
  8. compensated alkalosis,
  9. compensated grade,
  10. compensated semiconductor

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 noncompensable

compensable

/ (kəmˈpɛnsəbəl) /

adjective

mainly US entitled to compensation or capable of being compensated
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Word Origin and History for noncompensable

compensable

adj.

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

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