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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Com`pen*sa"tion
Senses
  1. The act or principle of compensating.
  2. That which constitutes, or is regarded as, an equivalent; that which makes good the lack or variation of something else; that which compensates for loss or privation; amends; remuneration; recompense."The parliament which dissolved the monastic foundations . . . vouchsafed not a word toward securing the slightest compensation to the dispossessed owners." [Hallam.]"No pecuniary compensation can possibly reward them." [Burke.]
  3. [Law]
    1. The extinction of debts of which two persons are reciprocally debtors by the credits of which they are reciprocally creditors; the payment of a debt by a credit of equal amount; a set-off.
      Bouvier.
      Wharton.
    2. A recompense or reward for some loss or service.
    3. An equivalent stipulated for in contracts for the sale of real estate, in which it is customary to provide that errors in description, etc., shall not avoid, but shall be the subject of compensation.
      synonyms: Recompense; reward; indemnification; consideration; requital; satisfaction; set-off.

Etymology: L. compensatio a weighing, a balancing of accounts

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The act of compensating for service or loss or injury
  2. Something (such as money) given or received as payment or reparation (as for a service or loss or injury)
  3. (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that conceals your undesirable shortcomings by exaggerating desirable behaviors
Wiktionary

Borrowed from Old French compensacion, from Latin compensātiōnem, accusative singular of compensātiō.

  1. The act or principle of compensating.
  2. That which constitutes, or is regarded as, an equivalent; that which makes good the lack or variation of something else; that which compensates for loss or privation; amends; remuneration; recompense.
  3. The extinction of debts of which two persons are reciprocally debtors by the credits of which they are reciprocally creditors; the payment of a debt by a credit of equal amount; a set-off.
  4. A recompense or reward for some loss or service.
  5. An equivalent stipulated for in contracts for the sale of real estate, in which it is customary to provide that errors in description, etc., shall not avoid, but shall be the subject of compensation.
  6. The relationship between air temperature outside a building and a calculated target temperature for provision of air or water to contained rooms or spaces for the purpose of efficient heating. In building control systems the compensation curve is defined to a compensator for this purpose.

compensation was also found in the following language(s): French

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Past life for Compensation born Dec 21, 2008

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern China approximately on 875. Your profession was trainer and holder of the fine animals, birds, and insects.

You were a revolutionary type. You inspired changes in any sphere - politics, business, religion, housekeeping. You could have been a leader. Your lesson - to learn humility and faith in spiritual principles. You should believe in High Reason.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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