|v. t.||1.||To render an equivalent to, for service, loss, etc.; to requite; to remunerate; to compensate.|
|2.||To return an equivalent for; to give compensation for; to atone for; to pay for.|
|3.||To give in return; to pay back; to pay, as something earned or deserved.|
|v. i.||1.||To give recompense; to make amends or requital.|
|n.||1.||An equivalent returned for anything done, suffered, or given; compensation; requital; suitable return.|
|Noun||1.||recompense - payment or reward (as for service rendered)|
|2.||recompense - the act of compensating for service or loss or injury|
|Verb||1.||recompense - make amends for; pay compensation for; "One can never fully repair the suffering and losses of the Jews in the Third Reich"; "She was compensated for the loss of her arm in the accident"|
|2.||recompense - make payment to; compensate; "My efforts were not remunerated"|
RECOMPENSE. A reward for services; remuneration for goods or other property.
2. In maritime law there is a distinction between recompense and restitution. (q.v.) When goods have been lost by jettison, if at any subsequent period of the voyage the remainder of the cargo be lost, the owner of the goods lost by jettison cannot claim restitution from the owners of the other goods; but in the case of expenses incurred with a view to the general benefit, it is clear that they ought to be made good to the party, whether he be an agent employed by the master in a foreign port or the ship owner himself.