Definition of Recoup

1. Verb. Reimburse or compensate (someone), as for a loss.

Exact synonyms: Reimburse
Generic synonyms: Compensate, Recompense, Remunerate
Derivative terms: Reimbursement



2. Verb. Regain or make up for. "Recuperate one's losses"
Exact synonyms: Recover, Recuperate
Generic synonyms: Acquire, Get
Specialized synonyms: Catch Up With, Make Up

3. Verb. Retain and refrain from disbursing; of payments. "They recoup the money "; "My employer is withholding taxes"
Exact synonyms: Deduct, Withhold
Generic synonyms: Hold On, Keep
Specialized synonyms: Dock
Derivative terms: Deductible, Withholder, Withholding, Withholding

Definition of Recoup

1. v. t. To keep back rightfully (a part), as if by cutting off, so as to diminish a sum due; to take off (a part) from damages; to deduct; as, where a landlord recouped the rent of premises from damages awarded to the plaintiff for eviction.

Definition of Recoup

1. Verb. to make back, as an investment. ¹

2. Verb. To recover from an error. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Recoup

1. to get back the equivalent of [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Recoup

recouch
recouched
recouching
recouer
recount
recountal
recountals
recounted
recounter
recounters
recounting
recountings
recountment
recountments
recounts
recoup (current term)
recoupable
recoupe
recouped
recouper
recoupers
recouping
recouple
recoupled
recouples
recoupling
recouplings
recoupment
recoupments
recoups

Literary usage of Recoup

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Commentaries on the Law of Private Corporations by Seymour Dwight Thompson (1895)
"But pledgee may recoup such. certificate. indebtedness. ... But in such a case the pledgee is entitled to recoup the damages by the amount of the debt that ..."

2. Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases by West Publishing Company (1905)
"The word "recoup," as used In the case of Thomson-Houston Electric Co. v. ... 39 NE 7, holding that "the tenant In a suit for rent can recoup any damages ..."

3. A Treatise on the Measure of Damages, Or, An Inquiry Into the Principles by Theodore Sedgwick, Arthur George Sedgwick, Joseph Henry Beale (1912)
"Election between recoup- 1071. ment and cross-action. 1072. 1049. ... Failure to recoup does not bar action for same cause. note or biB. 1074. ..."

4. A Treatise on the Law of Agency: Including Not Only a Discussion of the by Floyd Russell Mechem (1914)
"... may recoup damages.—Instead of resorting to an independent action for the recovery of the damages he may have sustained by reason of the agent's failure ..."

5. A Treatise on the Law of Personal Property by James Schouler (1896)
"The Same Subject; Buyer may recoup Damages or bring Separate Action. ... To set off or recoup against the unpaid seller's claim for price the damages ..."

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