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recompensing (comparative more recompensing, superlative most recompensing)

  1. That provides recompense; rewarding, compensatory. [from 16th c.]
    • c. 1761, Williarm Julius Mickle, ‘A Night Piece’:
      And such the recompensing Heav'n of those, / The happy few, who truly great of soul / Are masters of themselves [...].
    • 1814, Fanny Burney, The Wanderer:
      If the needy helper require regular protection, the recompensing employer must claim regular service [...].
    • 1999, Kent L Yiger, Paul, Judaism, and Judgment According to Deeds, p. 210:
      The lack of explicit reference to God as the subject of the recompensing activity is not crucial in this instance.



recompensing (plural recompensings)

  1. The act of rewarding or compensating; reward, compensation. [from 15th c.]
    • 1845, Oxford translation of Pope Gregory I, Morals on the Book of Job, III.11:
      He bringeth counsellors also to a foolish end, when they do anything good even, with no good purpose, but are going after the recompensing of a temporal reward.
    • 2010, Herbert McLachlan, St. Luke, the Man and his Work, p. 250:
      But that it was by no means absent is shown by the numerous instances in Acts of the punishment of evildoers and the recompensing of the righteous.




  1. present participle of recompense