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solatium

[ soh-ley-shee-uhm ]
/ soʊˈleɪ ʃi əm /
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noun, plural so·la·ti·a [soh-ley-shee-uh]. /soʊˈleɪ ʃi ə/.

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.

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Origin of solatium

1810–20; <Medieval Latin sōlātium, variant spelling of sōlācium,Latin: solace
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British Dictionary definitions for solatium

solatium
/ (səʊˈleɪʃɪəm) /

noun plural -tia (-ʃɪə)

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
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