Try Our Apps


Word of the Day
Monday, December 26, 2011

Definitions for solatium

  1. Something given in compensation for inconvenience, loss or injury.
  2. Law. Damages awarded to a plaintiff as compensation for personal suffering or grief arising from an injury.

Learn something
new every day


Thank youfor signing up
Get the Word of the Day Email
Citations for solatium
Perhaps something could be done. And the following week it was. Arthur found himself awarded a solatium of £7, which had accumulated in some overlooked fund, and which the authorities graciously felt could be applied to his purpose. Julian Barnes, Arthur & George
It is essential to emphasize that I was in no way “fired” that afternoon; rather, for the record, I merely committed my signature to a number of documents resigning tenure, accepting a none too liberal severance solatium, agreeing to vacate my offices within the week. Tim O'Brien, Tomcat in Love
Origin of solatium
Solatium is a variation on the Medieval Latin word sōlācium, which shares the root with the word solace.
Get our
Word of the Day
Thanks for signing up!