Compensate, Compensation

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Meaning of Compensate, Compensation

To counterbalance, make up for, make amends for. To make an equivalent return to, to recompense or to pay. See Hunt v Hospital service Plan of N.J., 157 A.2d 575, 59 N.J. Super. 219. Compensation means indemnification, payment of damages , making amends, giving an equivalent or substitute of equal value , that which is necessary to restore an injured party to his former position.In construing the meaning of the word compensation, one must take into consideration the statute in question as well as rules of interpretation relating to intent of legislature. See Christensen v state Department of conservation , Game and Fish, 175 N. W.2d 433, 285 Minn. 493. For instance in condemnation proceedings has been held to be that which is just and fair both to the owner of property expropriated and to the public represented by the condemning authority . See board of Education of Claymont Special school district v 13 Acres of Land in Brandywine hundred , (Del.Super.) 131 A.2d 180. Comprehends that which constitutes or is regarded as an equivalent or recompense, that which makes good the lack of variation of something else; that which compensates for loss or privation; amends, remuneration , recompense. Salz v State house commission , 112 A.2d 716, 18 N. A. 106.

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