solatium

solatium
so·la·ti·um /sō-'lā-shē-əm/ n pl -tia /-shē-ə/ [Late Latin solacium solatium, from Latin, solace]: compensation for grief or wounded feelings (as from the wrongful death of a relative)

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

solatium
I index compensation, consideration (recompense), expiation, pay, payment (remittance), recompense, reward, satisfaction (discharge of debt) II index solace III index trover

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


solatium
in Scots law, the sum of money claimed by way of damages for pain and suffering in delictual claims. Similar sums can be recovered in contract if, but only if, one of the expectations engendered by the contract was a freedom from pain and suffering: Jarvis v . Swan Tours Ltd [1973] QB 233.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.

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  • Solatium — So*la ti*um, n. [L. See {Solace}, n.] Anything which alleviates or compensates for suffering or loss; a compensation; esp., an additional allowance, as for injured feelings. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • solatium — [sō lā′shē əm] n. pl. solatia [sō lāshē ə] [LL < L, SOLACE] compensation or damages, esp. for injury to the feelings …   English World dictionary

  • solatium — noun (plural solatia) Etymology: Late Latin solacium, solatium, from Latin, solace Date: 1817 a compensation (as money) given as solace for suffering, loss, or injured feelings …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • solatium — /soh lay shee euhm/, n., pl. solatia / shee euh/. 1. something given in compensation for inconvenience, loss, injury, or the like; recompense. 2. Law. damages awarded to a plaintiff as compensation for personal suffering or grief arising from an… …   Universalium

  • solatium — /səˈleɪʃiəm/ (say suh laysheeuhm) noun (plural solatia /səˈleɪʃiə/ (say suh laysheeuh)) a sum of money given as compensation, often over and above legal entitlement. {Medieval Latin sōlātium, from Latin sōlācium solace} …  

  • Solatium — Lit. solace . Term used sometimes in older histories for what might well be called sweeteners or hush money . The gift was usually a pension or a small estate, being given to a nuisance …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • solatium — n. reparations, damages, restitution (for injured feelings as opposed to bodily harm) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Solatium — damages for injury to feelings or for pain and suffering …   Scottish slang

  • solatium — [sə leɪʃɪəm] noun (plural solatia ʃɪə) formal a thing given as a compensation or consolation. Origin C19: from L., lit. solace …   English new terms dictionary

  • solatium — so·la·ti·um …   English syllables

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