AskDefine | Define disgorgement

Dictionary Definition

disgorgement n : the reflex act of ejecting the contents of the stomach through the mouth [syn: vomit, vomiting, emesis, regurgitation, puking]

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Noun

  1. The act of disgorging.

Extensive Definition

Disgorgement is the forced giving up of profits obtained by illegal or unethical acts. A court may order wrongdoers to pay back illegal profits, with interest, to prevent unjust enrichment. Disgorgement is a remedy and not a punishment.
Black's Law Dictionary defines disgorgement as "the act of giving up something (such as profits illegally obtained) on demand or by legal compulsion".

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