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