recompensive

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

recompense +‎ -ive

Adjective[edit]

recompensive (comparative more recompensive, superlative most recompensive)

  1. Serving to recompense.
    • "This is the day that must make good that great attribute of God, his justice, that must reconcile those unanswerable doubts which torment the wisest understandings, and reduce those seeming inequalities and respective distributions in the world, to an equality and recompensive Justice in the next." Sir Thomas Browne: 'A Man of Achievement in Literature', by Joan Bennett, Cambridge University Press 1962

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for recompensive in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913)