disgorgement UK US /dɪsˈɡɔːdʒmənt/ noun [U] US LAW
a situation in which a person or organization is forced to pay back money that they have made in an illegal way: »

disgorgement claims/payments/penalties


The SEC is seeking disgorgement of the misappropriated funds.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • disgorgement — index expulsion, outburst Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 disgorgement …   Law dictionary

  • Disgorgement — Dis*gorge ment, n. [Cf. F. d[ e]gorgement.] The act of disgorging; a vomiting; that which is disgorged. Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Disgorgement — A repayment of ill gotten gains that is imposed on wrong doers by the courts. Funds that were received through illegal or unethical business transactions are disgorged, or paid back, with interest to those affected by the action. Disgorgement is… …   Investment dictionary

  • Disgorgement (law) — This article is about the legal term. For other uses, see Disgorge (disambiguation). Disgorgement is the forced giving up of profits[1] obtained by illegal or unethical acts. A court may order wrongdoers to pay back illegal profits, with interest …   Wikipedia

  • disgorgement — See disgorge. * * * …   Universalium

  • disgorgement — noun The act of disgorging, particularly in the legal sense …   Wiktionary

  • disgorgement — Synonyms and related words: barf, blowout, discharge, egesta, egestion, ejaculation, emission, eructation, eruption, expulsion, extravasation, gagging, heaves, heaving, jet, nausea, outburst, outpour, puke, regurgitation, spew, spout, spurt,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • disgorgement — n. vomiting, throwing up; yielding, act of giving up something; forceful ejection …   English contemporary dictionary

  • disgorgement — dis·gorge·ment …   English syllables

  • disgorgement — noun the reflex act of ejecting the contents of the stomach through the mouth • Syn: ↑vomit, ↑vomiting, ↑emesis, ↑regurgitation, ↑puking • Derivationally related forms: ↑puke (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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