Meaning of solatium in English:


Pronunciation /səˈleɪʃɪəm/

nounplural noun solatia/səˈleɪʃɪə/

  • A thing given to someone as a compensation or consolation.

    ‘a suitable solatium in the form of an apology was offered to him’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The payments, which have been used in past wars, are known as solatia.’
    • ‘Interest on 30 per cent solatium will be paid according to the ruling of the court.’
    compensation, recompense, reparation, damages, indemnification, indemnity, reimbursement, repayment, remuneration, reward, redress, satisfaction


Early 19th century from Latin, literally ‘solace’.