- to get back the equivalent of: to recoup one's losses by a lucky investment.
- to regain or recover.
- to reimburse or indemnify; pay back: to recoup a person for expenses.
- Law. to withhold (a portion of something due), having some rightful claim to do so.
- to get back an equivalent, as of something lost.
- Law. to plead in defense a claim arising out of the same subject matter as the plaintiff's claim.
- an act of recouping.
Origin of recoup
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Related Wordsredress, settlement, payoff, wage, fee, profit, pay, earnings, restitution, reparation, premium, bonus, stipend, coverage, payment, salary, reimbursement, benefit, indemnity, reward
Examples from the Web for recoupment
Only the intense cold and the necessity of recoupment and re-equipment caused them to retire to Omsk.With the "Die-Hards" in Siberia
- to regain or make good (a financial or other loss)
- (tr) to reimburse or compensate (someone), as for a loss
- law to keep back (something due), having rightful claim to do so; withhold; deduct
C15: from Old French recouper to cut back, from re- + couper to cut, from coper to behead; see coup 1
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Word Origin and History for recoupment
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