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clawback (plural clawbacks)
- (US law of evidence) A rule that permits a party to take back evidentiary materials that were mistakenly turned over to the other party, but to which the other party would not have been entitled.
- (US taxation law) Money that a party is entitled to keep under one tax provision, but which is taken from them by another tax provision.
- (US, business) Any recovery of a performance-related payment based on discovery that the performance was not genuine.
- The airline got a clawback provision in the event of failure of the engines to meet fuel-consumption targets.
- (obsolete) A flatterer or sycophant.
- Take heed of these clawbacks.
- (business: recovery of performance payment): malus