Reimburse Definition

reimbursed, reimburses, reimbursing
reimbursed, reimburses, reimbursing
To pay back (money spent)
Webster's New World
To repay or compensate (a person) for expenses, damages, losses, etc.
Webster's New World

Origin of Reimburse

  • re– imburse to put in a purse, pay (from French embourser) (from Old French) (en- in) (from Latin in- in–2) (borser to get money) (from borse purse) (from Late Latin bursa bag bursa)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 1610s, re- (“back") +"Ž imburse (“pay") (imburse (literally “put in a purse"), circa 1530, now obsolete), from Middle French embourser, from Old French en- (“in") + borser (“to get money"), from borse (“purse"), from Medieval Latin bursa (English purse).

    From Wiktionary

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