com ‧ pen ‧ sa ‧ to ‧ ry AC /ˌkɒmpənˈseɪt ə ri◂ $ kəmˈpen-səˌtɔːri/ BrE AmE adjective [usually before noun] formal
[ Word Family: verb : ↑ compensate ; noun : ↑ compensation ; adjective : ↑ compensatory ]
1 . compensatory payments are paid to someone who has been harmed or hurt in some way:
She was awarded a large sum in compensatory damages.
2 . intended to reduce the bad effects of something:
Workers are given a compensatory day off when a national holiday falls on a weekend.