recompensing

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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.

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Noun[edit]

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.

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recompensing

  1. present participle of recompense