He believes that compensation is one of the best ways to force companies to be accountable.
Jackson says he believes Yahoo will end up getting some compensation.
Libya essentially took responsibility for the Lockerbie bombing in 2008, when it set up a compensation fund for U.S. victims.
late 14c., "action of compensating," from Latin compensationem (nominative compensatio) "a weighing one thing against another, a balancing," noun of action from past participle stem of compensare (see compensate). Meaning "what is given in recompense" is from c.1600; meaning "amends for loss or damages" is from 1804; meaning "salary, wages" is attested from 1787, American English. The psychological sense is from 1914.
compensation com·pen·sa·tion (kŏm'pən-sā'shən)
A process in which a tendency for a change in a given direction is counteracted by another change so that the original change is not evident.
An unconscious psychological mechanism by which one tries to make up for imagined or real deficiencies in personality or physical ability.