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compensātĭo (conp- ), ōnis, f. compenso,
I.a weighing, balancing of several things together.
I. Prop., in the lang. of business, a balancing of accounts, a rendering of an equivalent, equalizing: “compensatio est debiti et crediti inter se distributio,Dig. 16, 2, 1; so ib. 24, 3, 15; Gai Inst. 4, 66 sq.: mercium, an exchange, barter (opp. pecunia), Just. 3, 2, 11.—
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