recompense


recompense
I noun amends, compensation, consideration, damages, defrayment, deserts, earnings, emolument, fee, gratuity, guerdon, income, indemnification, indemnity, meed, merces, payment, praemium, price, quittance, recoupment, recovery, redress, reimbursement, remuneratio, remuneration, reparation, repayment, requital, requitement, restitution, return, reward, salary, satisfaction, settlement, solatium, substitution, wage II index alimony, bear the expense, brokerage, collect (recover money), collection (payment), commission (fee), compensate (remunerate), compensation, contribute (indemnify), contribution (indemnification), cover (provide for), damages, disburse (pay out), disbursement (funds paid out), discharge (payment), discharge (pay a debt), earnings, expiation, fee (charge), honorarium, indemnification, indemnify, indemnity, pay (noun), pay (verb), payment (act of paying), payment (remittance), payroll, perquisite, price, prize, quit (repay), reciprocate, recoup (reimburse), recovery (award), refund (noun), refund (verb), reimburse, reimbursement, relief (legal redress), remedy (legal means of redress), remit (send payment), remittance, remunerate, remuneration, reparation (indemnification), repay, requital, restitution, restore (return), retainer, revenue, reward, satisfaction (discharge of debt), satisfy (discharge), trover, wage

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


recompense
the Scots term for the obligation to pay for services in the absence of contract or, indeed, an as yet unrecognised general enrichment action. An aspect of the law of restitution and founded upon the civil law, the remedy is to make the recipient of the work done or services rendered disgorge the value to the recipient of the work (in quantum lucratus). This can be, and usually will be, less than the contract price and indeed may be less than would be due under an implied contract, which would allow recovery quantum meruit – for the market value of the services. The service must usually be done without an intention to donate. If rendered in error, then recovery is assisted, but it is unlikely that error is required. See Edinburgh Trams v. Courteney 1909 SC 99; Varney (Scotland) Ltd v . Lanarkshire 1974 SC 245; Lawrence Building Co. v . Lanark Co. Co. 1978 SC 30.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.

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  • récompense — [ rekɔ̃pɑ̃s ] n. f. • 1400; de récompenser 1 ♦ Vx ⇒ compensation, dédommagement. La récompense d une perte. En récompense : par contre. ♢ Dr. Indemnité due à l un des époux après la dissolution de la communauté en cas d enrichissement du conjoint …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • recompense — Recompense. s. f. v. Le bien qu on fait à quelqu un, en reconnoissance d un service ou de quelque bonne action. Juste, digne recompense, convenable, égale, proportionnée au merite. indigne recompense. promettre, donner, denier la recompense.… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Recompense — Récompense Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Une récompense est un don que l on fait à quelqu un en reconnaissance d un service rendu. Dans le jeu : Récompense (jeu) Église catholique …   Wikipédia en Français

  • récompensé — récompensé, ée (ré kon pan sé, sée) part. passé de récompenser. 1°   À qui on a donné récompense. •   C est en servant l État qu il est récompensé, VOLT. Brutus, II, 4.    Ironiquement. •   La Virginie, nommée ainsi en l honneur de la reine… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • recompense — Recompense, Pensatio, Pensitatio, Remuneratio, Repensatio, Compensatio. Recompense d un plaisir fait, Hostimentum. Loyer et recompense tel qu il appartient à si grand labeur, Dignum, solumque par pretium tanti laboris. Je ne t en demande point de …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • Recompense — Rec om*pense (r[e^]k [o^]m*p[e^]ns), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Recompensed} ( p?nst); p. pr. & vb. n. {Recompensing} ( p?n s?ng).] [F. r[ e]compenser, LL. recompensare, fr.L. pref. re re + compensare to compensate. See {Compensate}.] 1. To render an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Recompense — Rec om*pense, n. [Cf. F. r[ e]compense.] An equivalent returned for anything done, suffered, or given; compensation; requital; suitable return. [1913 Webster] To me belongeth vengeance, and recompense. Deut. xxii. 35. [1913 Webster] And every… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Recompense — Rec om*pense (r?k ?m*p?ns), v. i. To give recompense; to make amends or requital. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • recompense — (n.) late 14c. (recompensation), from O.Fr. recompense (13c.), from L.L. recompensare, from L. re again (see RE (Cf. re )) + compensare balance out, lit. weigh together (see COMPENSATE (Cf. compensate)). The verb is attested from early 15c.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • recompense — [n] something returned, paid back amends, atonement, bus fare*, compensation, cue, damages, emolument, expiation, gravy*, indemnification, indemnity, overcompensation, pay, payment, propitiation, quittance, recoupment, recovery, redemption,… …   New thesaurus


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