Medical Definition of Recoupe
1. 1. To keep back rightfully (a part), as if by cutting off, so as to diminish a sum due; to take off (a part) from damages; to deduct; as, where a landlord recouped the rent of premises from damages awarded to the plaintiff for eviction. 2. To get an equivalent or compensation for; as, to recoup money lost at the gaming table; to recoup one's losses in the share market. 3. To reimburse; to indemnify; often used reflexively and in the passive. "Elizabeth had lost her venture; but if she was bold, she might recoup herself at Philip's cost." (Froude) "Industry is sometimes recouped for a small price by extensive custom." (Duke of Argyll) Origin: F. Recouper; pref. Re- re- + couper to cut. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)
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Literary usage of Recoupe
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Reports of Cases Decided in the High Court of Chancery of Maryland. [1811-1832] by Maryland High Court of Chancery, Theodorick Bland (1836)
"(r) In the argument of Coulter's case,(s) among other things, it is said, " in divers cases, one who is in of his own wrong, shall recoupe and retain, &c. ..."
2. Bulletin by Geological Survey of Western Australia (1906)
"The recoupe Reefs. On the south side of the Cumberland Company-s ground were the ... It was in part subsequently the recoupe, GML 681, from which two small ..."
3. A New Law Dictionary and Glossary: Containing Full Definitions of the by Alexander Mansfield Burrill (1851)
"Bract. fol. 157 b. Recordó, sunt vestigia vetustatis et veri- tatie ; records are the traces of antiquity and of truth. 2 Roll. R. 296. recoupe, Recoop. ..."
4. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Judicature by New York (State). Supreme Court (1847)
"recoupe. The defendant proposed to go into the inquiry generally, which was overruled ; and he afterwards urged the propriety of its admission as showing a ..."
5. Commentaries on American Law by James Kent, Charles M. Barnes (1884)
"77, the defendant may recoupe in an action upon a sealed as well as upon an unsealed instrument. He may avail himself, by way of recoupement, ..."
6. A New Law Dictionary and Glossary: Containing Full Definitions of the by Alexander Mansfield Burrill (1851)
"An executor de son tort is not allowed to retain or recoupe any part of the deceased's goods to satisfy his own debt. Id. ibid. ..."
7. The Cyclopedic Law Dictionary: Comprising the Terms and Phrases of American by Walter A. Shumaker, George Foster Longsdorf, James Christopher Cahill (1922)
"recoupe, or RECOUP (from Law Fr. recouper, to cut again, or to cut out and keep back). To diminish a claim for damages by cutting out or keeping back a part ..."