What is COMPENSATIO?

Lat. In the civil law. Compensation, or set-off. A proceeding resembling a set-off in the common law, being a claim on the part of the defendant to have an amount due to him from the plaintiff deducted from his demand. Dig. 10, 2; Inst. 4, 0, 30, 30; 3 Bl. Comm. 305.

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