re·coup /ri-'küp/ vt: recover (1)
would recoup the overpayment from current claims paymentsCity of Cordova v. Medicaid Rate Commn., 789 P.2d 346 (1990)

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

I (regain) verb gain anew, get back, reacquire, reassume, recapture, reclaim, recover, redeem, reobtain, replace, replevin, replevy, repossess, retake, retrieve, take back, win back II (reimburse) verb compensate, give back, indemnify, make amends, make good, make reparations, make restitution, make up for, pay, pay back, quit, recompense, refund, remunerate, repay, replace, requite, restitute, restore, return, satisfy, settle III index collect (recover money), outbalance, recover, redeem (repurchase), repossess, restore (return)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

To recover; to reclaim something that had been lost; for a defendant to have a plaintiff’s award for damages reduced through some claim the defendant has on the plaintiff.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

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