solatium
noun (plural solatia) Etymology: Late Latin solacium, solatium, from Latin, solace Date: 1817 a compensation (as money) given as solace for suffering, loss, or injured feelings

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  • solatium — so·la·ti·um /sō lā shē əm/ n pl tia / shē ə/ [Late Latin solacium solatium, from Latin, solace]: compensation for grief or wounded feelings (as from the wrongful death of a relative) Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • Solatium — So*la ti*um, n. [L. See {Solace}, n.] Anything which alleviates or compensates for suffering or loss; a compensation; esp., an additional allowance, as for injured feelings. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • solatium — [sō lā′shē əm] n. pl. solatia [sō lāshē ə] [LL < L, SOLACE] compensation or damages, esp. for injury to the feelings …   English World dictionary

  • solatium — /soh lay shee euhm/, n., pl. solatia / shee euh/. 1. something given in compensation for inconvenience, loss, injury, or the like; recompense. 2. Law. damages awarded to a plaintiff as compensation for personal suffering or grief arising from an… …   Universalium

  • solatium — /səˈleɪʃiəm/ (say suh laysheeuhm) noun (plural solatia /səˈleɪʃiə/ (say suh laysheeuh)) a sum of money given as compensation, often over and above legal entitlement. {Medieval Latin sōlātium, from Latin sōlācium solace} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Solatium — Lit. solace . Term used sometimes in older histories for what might well be called sweeteners or hush money . The gift was usually a pension or a small estate, being given to a nuisance …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • solatium — n. reparations, damages, restitution (for injured feelings as opposed to bodily harm) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Solatium — damages for injury to feelings or for pain and suffering …   Scottish slang

  • solatium — [sə leɪʃɪəm] noun (plural solatia ʃɪə) formal a thing given as a compensation or consolation. Origin C19: from L., lit. solace …   English new terms dictionary

  • solatium — so·la·ti·um …   English syllables

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