- 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
Related Words for solatiumperk, perquisite, salvo, satisfaction, redress, wages, restitution, recovery, pay, tip, amends, cue, reparation, gravy, return, indemnification, atonement, requital, payment, redemption
Examples from the Web for solatium
Historical Examples of solatium
At the same time, the head-clerk was given a handsome cheque as a solatium.The Mystery of Lincoln's Inn
So Lupus gives it up, and says as his solatium: After all, Ive not broken my vow.Myths and Dreams
His reference to a "solatium" puzzled me, but it did not seem anything of consequence.The Yeoman Adventurer
George W. Gough
Whether this was true or was only meant as a solatium I do not know.My Autobiography
F. Max Mller
Venice gave the commune of Cattaro an annual subvention as solatium.The Shores of the Adriatic
F. Hamilton Jackson
- law, mainly US and Scot compensation awarded to a party for injury to the feelings as distinct from physical suffering and pecuniary loss