verb (used with object), re·im·bursed, re·im·burs·ing.
- reik, theodor,
Origin of reimburse
Word Origin for reimburse
1610s, from re- "back" + imburse "to pay, enrich," literally "put in a purse" (c.1530), from Middle French embourser, from Old French em- "in" + borser "to get money," from borse "purse," from Medieval Latin bursa (see purse (n.)). Related: Reimbursed; reimbursing.