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recovery n

pl: -er·ies
1 : the act, process, or fact of recovering
2 a : the obtaining, getting back, or vindication of a right or property by judgment or decree
: the obtaining of damages
b : an amount awarded by or collected as a result of a judgment or decree

Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.

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