compensation etymology

English word compensation comes from Latin compenso, and later Latin compensatio (Weighing (of factors), balancing, equalizing.)

Detailed word origin of compensation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
compenso Latin (lat) I balance, poise, weigh, offset (one thing against another). I compensate.
compensatio Latin (lat) Weighing (of factors), balancing, equalizing.
compensacion Old French (fro)
compensation English (eng) A recompense or reward for some loss or service.. 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.. Something which is regarded as an equivalent; something which compensates for loss. The act or principle of compensating.. The extinction of [...]

Words with the same origin as compensation

Descendants of compenso