• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Recoupe 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.
    • Recoupe (Law) 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.
    • Recoupe 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.""Industry is sometimes recouped for a small price by extensive custom."
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Recoupe (her.) divided a second time
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. recouper,; pref. re-, re- + couper, to cut
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. recouper, to cut again—re-, again, couper, to cut, coup, a stroke—Low L. colpus—L. colaphus.


In literature:

Dead broke, he was ready for anything which promised to recoup his fortunes.
"The Mask" by Arthur Hornblow
To show you how he worked at recouping his Health, once he spent a whole Summer in Merrie England.
"Ade's Fables" by George Ade
This cheers the Southern heart and partially recoups him for his chickens.
"Comic History of the United States" by Bill Nye
Kosseir is waiting for a railway before it can again recoup its fortunes.
"Southern Arabia" by Theodore Bent
He lost a good bit in Wall Street and what's left is in her name, so he's got to watch his step until he's recouped his losses.
"Old Mr. Wiley" by Fanny Greye La Spina
They're recouping after the Balkan wars.
"Trapped in 'Black Russia'" by Ruth Pierce
Here they rested and recouped for a month, exciting no surprise, for prospectors were common objects there.
"The Peril Finders" by George Manville Fenn
Frohman finally worked out a plan to revive his spirits and recoup his finances.
"Charles Frohman: Manager and Man" by Isaac Frederick Marcosson and Daniel Frohman
This I did, first discharging his Reckoning; for as he had Money about him, I doubted not but that he would recoup me.
"The Strange Adventures of Captain Dangerous, Vol. 3 of 3" by George Augustus Sala
The best thing is for me to give our lads a rest to recoup a bit.
"Hunting the Skipper" by George Manville Fenn
The whole cost of sewage disposal was recouped from the sale of the farm products.
"Psychotherapy" by James J. Walsh
But let's play, gentlemen, let's play; it's necessary that I should recoup a hat and a cloak.
"The Barber of Paris" by Charles Paul de Kock
How I was going to recoup myself for the double cost afterwards I didn't know.
"In Accordance with the Evidence" by Oliver Onions
Harding was not sure that the expense could be recouped for a time, but he believed the undertaking would pay in the end.
"Harding of Allenwood" by Harold Bindloss
It was a difficult moment for her; every one considered her ruined, and incapable of recouping.
"The Enemies of Women" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
Of course, directly the mandarin took up his position he was anxious to recoup his expenses.
"Empires and Emperors of Russia, China, Korea, and Japan" by Péter Vay
He received two warrants for eighty-seven dollars and they recouped them both.
"The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 10 (of 12) Dresden Edition--Legal" by Robert G. Ingersoll
With luck we might recoup.
"The Devourers" by Annie Vivanti Chartres
I have made a bank of four thousand ducats that you may be able to recoup yourself for your losses.
"The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt, Vol. IV (of VI), "Adventures In The South" The First Complete and Unabridged English Translation, Illustrated with Old Engravings" by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
Of course, I may, I very probably shall, recoup.
"Red Rowans" by Flora Annie Steel

In news:

Loans are also sensible for those who want to customize their vehicles, plan on keeping their cars for long periods of time and plan to re-sell their vehicles to help recoup the costs of ownership or expenses of additional cars.
Courtney Love plans to file a lawsuit within the next month in an effort to recoup the millions of dollars " looted " from her late husband' Kurt Cobain's estate, E reports.
Silver Stars recoup , post 10th straight win.
Telesis' Loan Recoup Attempts Go On.
Will Metra Ever Recoup Pagano Cash.
Russian Billionaire Fights to Recoup Mobile Investment in India.
Fertilizer Costs May Be Hard To Recoup .
Island merchants looking to recoup losses from 2010 spill.
Recoup of bailout cash is big news.
The Village of Fredonia Board of Trustees is considering steps to determine if it can recoup any expenses from fire department-related ambulance transport services.
The city of Chandler is turning to legal action to recoup $131,000 in sales taxes that city officials allege online travel companies haven't paid.
Sears sues former exec to recoup signing bonus.
Self-Storage Auctions Help Facility Operators Recoup Barely 25 Percent of Money Owed.
Article "Legislation Aims to Allow Counties to Recoup Money on Tax Claim Properties" Is Not Available At This Time.
Prop 39 would recoup $1 billion California lost in tax breaks.