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recompense

noun amends, compensation, damages, defrayment, deserts, earnings, fee, gratuity, guerdon, income, indemnification, meed, merces, payment, praemium, price, quittance, recoupment, recovery, redress, reimbursement, remuneration, reparation, repayment, requitement, restitution, return, reward, salary, settlement, solatium, substitution, wage
See also: alimony, award, bear the expense, brokerage, charge, collect, collection, commission, compensate, compensation, contribute, contribution, cover, damages, disburse, disbursement, discharge, earnings, expiation, fee, honorarium, indemnification, indemnify, indemnity, pay, payment, payroll, perquisite, price, prize, quit, reciprocate, recoup, recovery, refund, reimburse, reimbursement, relief, remedy, remit, remittance, remunerate, remuneration, reparation, repay, requital, restitution, restore, retainer, return, revenue, reward, satisfaction, satisfy, trover, wage

recompense

the Scots term for the obligation to pay for services in the absence of contract or, indeed, an as yet unrecognized 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.

RECOMPENSE. A reward for services; remuneration for goods or other property.
     2. In maritime law there is a distinction between recompense and restitution. (q.v.) When goods have been lost by jettison, if at any subsequent period of the voyage the remainder of the cargo be lost, the owner of the goods lost by jettison cannot claim restitution from the owners of the other goods; but in the case of expenses incurred with a view to the general benefit, it is clear that they ought to be made good to the party, whether he be an agent employed by the master in a foreign port or the ship owner himself.

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He shall be--ha--he shall be handsomely recompensed, sir,' said the Father, starting up and moving hurriedly about the room.
But if he deserts me, Nell, at this moment--if he deserts me now, when I should, with his assistance, be recompensed for all the time and money I have lost, and all the agony of mind I have undergone, which makes me what you see, I am ruined, and--worse, far worse than that-- have ruined thee, for whom I ventured all.
Conservative MP Mrs Trevelyan led calls for concertgoers to be recompensed by organiser, Loose Cannon Event Management.
Conservative Mrs Trevelyan led calls for concert-goers to be recompensed by organiser, Loose Cannon Event Management.
LIVERPOOL City Council has immediately accepted the Ombudsman report into underpaid carers and the lady concerned has swiftly been recompensed.
But the insurers used the condition as a way to refuse payment and it took a referral to the Financial Services Ombudsman before the couple were finally recompensed.
According to junaio the new advertising service provides an opportunity for channel developers to be recompensed for their effort of providing useful content for their audiences.
We never were recompensed for our abnormal living conditions but were much grateful to have survived to have tried to pick up the pieces without any financial help.
There followed a hell of a to-ing and fro-ing and discussion before it was decided Fiona should be recompensed for her mackerel salad.
I'M so pleased for the people who lost their work pensions, as they will now be properly recompensed.