[kuh m-pen-suh-buh l]
- eligible for or subject to compensation, especially for a bodily injury.
Origin of compensable
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- mainly US entitled to compensation or capable of being compensated
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1660s, from French compensable (16c.), from compenser, from Latin compensare (see compensate).
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