Definition of Clawback

1. Noun. Finding a way to take money back from people that they were given in another way. "The Treasury will find some clawback for the extra benefits members received"

Definition of Clawback

1. n. A flatterer or sycophant.

2. a. Flattering; sycophantic.

3. v. t. To flatter.

Definition of Clawback

1. Noun. (US legal of evidence) A rule that permits a party to take back evidentiary materials that were mistakenly turned over to the other party, but to which the other party would not have been entitled. ¹

2. Noun. (US taxation legal) Money that a party is entitled to keep under one tax provision, but which is taken from them by another tax provision. ¹

3. Noun. (US business) Any recovery of a performance-related payment based on discovery that the performance was not genuine. ¹

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Definition of Clawback

1. money taken back by taxation [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Clawback

clavulanic acid
clavulanic acids
clavus hystericus
claw back
claw hammer
claw hammers
claw hatchet
claw off
claw ring
clawback (current term)
clawed frog
clawed frogs

Literary usage of Clawback

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Glossary of Tudor and Stuart Words: Especially from the Dramatists by Walter William Skeat, Anthony Lawson Mayhew (1914)
"1537, 72), see NED. ; to claw the back, to natter, Hall, Sat. i. prol. 11. ' Claw ' means to flatter in Leic. and Warw., see EDD. (sv Claw, vb. 7). clawback ..."

2. Elizabethan Translations from the Italian by Mary Augusta Scott (1916)
"... clawback,' which curious expression ... clawback' is good Elizabethan for one who pats on the back. ..."

3. Society at a Glance: OECD Social Indicators by OECD Staff, Oecd (2005)
"First, the "clawback" of gross social spending through direct taxation of benefit income is highest in ..."

4. Regional Integration and Cooperation in West Africa: A Multidimensional by Réal P Lavergne (1997)
"This is referred to as a "clawback" clause that allows domestic legislation to ... The clawback clauses give African governments the flexibility to derogate ..."

5. Society at a Glance: Oecd Social Indicators 2006 Edition by Oecd (2007)
"To capture the effect of the tax system on "gross" (ie before tax) social expenditures, account has to be taken of the government "clawback" on social ..."

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