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From recoup +‎ -ment.


recoupment (countable and uncountable, plural recoupments)

  1. A recovery of what had been lost; reimbursement.
    • 1879, John Neilson Taylor, A Treatise on the American Law of Landlord and Tenant, page 321
      The doctrine of recoupment is of recent growth, hardly preceding in its origin the beginning of the present century.
  2. (law) A reduction of the plaintiff's damages by keeping out a part.

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