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Meaning of solatium

so•la•ti•um

Pronunciation: (sō-lā'shē-um), [key]
— pl. -ti•a
  1. something given in compensation for inconvenience, loss, injury, or the like; recompense.
  2. damages awarded to a plaintiff as compensation for personal suffering or grief arising from an injury.
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