compensatory allowance meaning, compensatory allowance definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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1       adj   Compensatory payments involve money paid as compensation.  
FORMAL   usu ADJ n  
The jury awarded $11.2 million in compensatory damages.     
2       adj   Compensatory measures are designed to help people who have special problems or disabilities.  
FORMAL   usu ADJ n  
Money should be spent on compensatory programmes for deprived pre-school and infant-school children.     
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