Definition of solatium in English:

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Pronunciation: /səˈlāSHēəm/

noun (plural solatia /-SHēə/)

A thing given to someone as a compensation or consolation: a suitable solatium in the form of an apology was offered to him
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  • Condolence payments, known as solatia, are being paid to express sympathy to those injured or who lost a family member during the fighting.
  • It has been held that these damages are not to be given as a solatium; but are to be given in reference to a pecuniary loss.
  • Default judgments including damages for economic loss, pain, suffering and solatium were given.


Early 19th century: from Latin, literally 'solace'.

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Syllabification: so·la·ti·um

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