Reward

Re*ward"

(?), n. [See Reward, v., and cf. Regard, n.] 1. Regard; respect; consideration. [Obs.]
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Take reward of thine own value.
Chaucer.
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2. That which is given in return for good or evil done or received; esp., that which is offered or given in return for some service or attainment, as for excellence in studies, for the return of something lost, etc.; recompense; requital.
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Thou returnest
From flight, seditious angel, to receive
Thy merited reward.
Milton.
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Rewards and punishments do always presuppose something willingly done well or ill.
Hooker.
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3. Hence, the fruit of one's labor or works.
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The dead know not anything, neither have they any more a reward.
Eccl. ix. 5.
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4. (Law) Compensation or remuneration for services; a sum of money paid or taken for doing, or forbearing to do, some act. Burrill.
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Syn. -- Recompense; compensation; remuneration; pay; requital; retribution; punishment.
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