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solatium

[soh-ley-shee-uh m] /soʊˈleɪ ʃi əm/
noun, plural solatia
[soh-ley-shee-uh] /soʊˈleɪ ʃi ə/ (Show IPA)
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 injury.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; < Medieval Latin sōlātium, variant spelling of sōlācium, Latin: solace
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British Dictionary definitions for solatium

solatium

/səʊˈleɪʃɪəm/
noun (pl) -tia (-ʃɪə)
1.
(law, mainly US & Scot) compensation awarded to a party for injury to the feelings as distinct from physical suffering and pecuniary loss
Word Origin
C19: from Latin: see solace
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