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Date: 1600-1700
Origin: imburse 'to pay' (16-19 centuries), from Old French borser 'to get money'

reimburse

verb
     
re‧im‧burse [transitive]
formal to pay money back to someone when their money has been spent or lost
reimburse somebody for something
The company will reimburse you for travel expenses.
reimbursement noun [uncountable and countable]

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