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something that counterbalances or makes up for something else, as compensation for a loss.
a counterbalancing debt or claim, especially one that cancels an amount a debtor owes.
a reduction in the thickness of a wall.
a flat or sloping projection on a wall, buttress, or the like, below a thinner part.
something used to enhance the effect of another thing by contrasting it, as an ornament.
noun use of verb phrase
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Taxation is responsible for the automated
Appellant appeals from the denial of her claim for a
may be disallowed because of its adverse effect on other creditors during reorganization.
The trustee argues that the
is impermissible in this bankruptcy.
British Dictionary definitions for
) to embark on a journey
) to cause (a person) to act or do something, such as laugh or tell stories
) to cause to explode
) to act as a foil or contrast to, esp so as to improve
that brooch sets your dress off well
) to cancel a credit on (one account) against a debit on another, both of which are in the name of the same person, enterprise, etc
) to bring a claim by way of setoff
anything that serves as a counterbalance
anything that serves to contrast with or enhance something else; foil
another name for
a counterbalancing debt or claim offered by a debtor against a creditor
a cross claim brought by a debtor that partly offsets the creditor's claim
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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