Definition of 'compensation'
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They may be able to claim additional compensation for losses they have suffered. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You may not get any compensation but you might get an apology. The Sun (2016)Ask the adviser how your money is protected and by which compensation scheme? Times, Sunday Times (2016)We want to strengthen the rights of rail passengers to get compensation for poor service. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He was jailed for eight months and must pay 500 compensation. The Sun (2016)And already there is talk of demands for huge compensation, possibly in six figures. The Sun (2016)But won't employees seek compensation for rising prices? Times, Sunday Times (2016) The compensation is to pay for an examination of the damage but the repair bill could reach 35,000. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Aides to the Chancellor also suggested his big offer may one day mean compensation for companies who export to Europe if trade tariffs are imposed. The Sun (2016)The unions want benefits, insurance and compensation for loss of income in the rainy season, when the mine becomes too dangerous and is shut down. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The most basic component of church staff compensation is salary. Christianity Today (2000)They are not eligible for compensation for their losses. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The applicants then brought proceedings claiming compensation for personal injury and financial loss. Times, Sunday Times (2010)There must be a generous compensation package. Times, Sunday Times (2006)You can fight back for a failed or delayed delivery and demand compensation. The Sun (2015)There is no automatic compensation available for farmers with animals suffering the disease. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It could send compensation payments for one of the worst environmental disasters in history rocketing. The Sun (2014)This service also offers increased compensation if required. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The compensation culture just got a massive boost. The Sun (2008)Villa do not want to pay hefty compensation but are keen to resolve the issue. The Sun (2016)Owners will also have to take out compulsory insurance to make sure victims of attacks get compensation. The Sun (2010)They organised a sensible compensation scheme and moved on. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Those accepting the offers forfeit rights to seek compensation elsewhere. Times, Sunday Times (2006)No one can admit to fault because that might reduce the potential compensation for loss of office. Times, Sunday Times (2010)At last we have reached the limit for personal injury compensation claims. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He did not exclude a compensation package. Times, Sunday Times (2010)His lies are now known but will he pay back the compensation money? The Sun (2014)The families of the dead men are now demanding compensation. The Sun (2014)It is aiming for automatic compensation if services are disrupted. The Sun (2016)She reckons she was rushed through the surgery process and wants compensation for clinical negligence and emotional distress. The Sun (2013)But some victims left penniless after investing their entire fortunes with the fund manager cannot wait for the compensation process. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The payments represent a year's salary as compensation for loss of office. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Therefore if the marriage fails, the issue becomes one of compensation for lost security. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It increased the compensation offer to 25 and promised to send a corrected bill. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Translations for 'compensation'
British English: compensation /ˌkɒmpɛnˈseɪʃən/ NOUN
Compensation is money that someone who has undergone loss or suffering claims from the person or organization responsible.
He received one year's salary as compensation.
- American English: compensation
- Arabic: تَعْويض
- Brazilian Portuguese: compensação
- Chinese: 赔偿金
- Croatian: naknada
- Czech: odškodnění
- Danish: kompensation
- Dutch: compensatie
- European Spanish: compensación
- Finnish: hyvitys
- French: compensation
- German: Entschädigung
- Greek: αποζημίωση
- Italian: risarcimento
- Japanese: 賠償金
- Korean: 보상
- Norwegian: godtgjørelse
- Polish: wynagrodzenie
- European Portuguese: compensação
- Romanian: compensație
- Russian: компенсация
- Spanish: compensación
- Swedish: kompensation
- Thai: การชดเชย
- Turkish: tazminat
- Ukrainian: компенсація
- Vietnamese: tiền đền bù
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