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English definition of “recompense”

recompense

noun [C or U]     /ˈrekəmpens/ formal
an amount of money that you pay to someone for work that they have done: They receive appropriate recompense for any overtime worked.
an amount of money that you pay to someone because you have caused them to have a problem: recompense for sth Some form of recompense for this breach of contract is now due. He demanded a financial recompense for his loss of earnings.
(Definition of recompense noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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