That which compensates for an injury.
Origin of Recompense
Middle English recompensen from Old French recompenser from Late Latin recompēnsāre Latin re- re- Latin compēnsāre to compensate compensate
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Middle English, from Old French recompense, from Late Latin recompensare, from Latin re- (“again") + compensare (“to balance out")
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