re·cov·er·able /ri-'kə-və-rə-bəl/ adj: capable of being recovered esp. as a matter of law
re·cov·er·abil·i·ty /-ˌkə-və-rə-'bi-lə-tē/ n

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

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Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

Capable of being recovered in a lawsuit. Refers to the amount of money to which a plaintiff (the party suing) is entitled. (See also: damages)
Category: Accidents & Injuries
Category: If, When & Where to File a Lawsuit
Category: Mediation, Arbitration & Collaborative Law
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

   referring to the amount of money to which a plaintiff (the party suing) is entitled in a lawsuit. Thus, a judge might rule "$12,500 is recoverable for lost wages, and $5,500 is recoverable for property damage to plaintiff's vehicle."
   See also: damages, judgment

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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