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compensable

[kuh m-pen-suh-buh l] /kəmˈpɛn sə bəl/
adjective
1.
eligible for or subject to compensation, especially for a bodily injury.
Origin
1655-1665
1655-65; compens(ate) + -able
Related forms
compensability, noun
noncompensable, adjective
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Examples from the web for compensable
  • All time lost, whether through partial or complete unemployment, is regarded as compensable.
  • Accordingly, a compensable evaluation for the veteran s bilateral hearing loss is not warranted.
  • The definition of a compensable injury varies from state to state.
  • Whether time spent on call is compensable is determined by the particular factual context of each case.
British Dictionary definitions for compensable

compensable

/kəmˈpɛnsəbəl/
adjective
1.
(mainly US) entitled to compensation or capable of being compensated
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Word Origin and History for compensable
adj.

1660s, from French compensable (16c.), from compenser, from Latin compensare (see compensate).

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