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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How to use solatium in a sentence
But, willing as she was to do all this in the future, I soon discovered that she wanted her small solatium in the present.In Accordance with the Evidence | Oliver Onions
(c) The Company shall receive as a solatium for the unexpired period of the concession an amount equal to one per cent.The Transvaal from Within | J. P. Fitzpatrick
No: Travers hasn't been running around and finding me a better-paid job as a solatium.Foe-Farrell | Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Shall we say that you leave Richmond this afternoon with a solatium of five hundred pounds?'The City in the Clouds | C. Ranger Gull
As a solatium to his wounded feelings, he ordered his friends of the Marat Company to get rid of them.The Historical Nights' Entertainment | Rafael Sabatini
British Dictionary definitions for solatium
law, mainly US and Scot compensation awarded to a party for injury to the feelings as distinct from physical suffering and pecuniary loss
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