- something given in compensation for inconvenience, loss, injury, or the like; recompense.
- Law. damages awarded to a plaintiff as compensation for personal suffering or grief arising from an injury.
Origin of solatium
1810–20; < Medieval Latin sōlātium, variant spelling of sōlācium, Latin: solace
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- law, mainly US and Scot compensation awarded to a party for injury to the feelings as distinct from physical suffering and pecuniary loss
C19: from Latin: see solace