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SHOU

tsuguna(u)

meaning: recompense, redeem

無償 == mushou == (noun) no compensation, free of charge
賠償 == baishu == (noun which can take する to act as a verb)  reparations, indemnity, compensation



Left radical is'person' (人). Right radical is prize (賞), which acts phonetically to express 'return/back', and also lends the meaning of 'bestowing money'. This character originally meant to 'buy back a person', i.e., to redeem a slave by paying off the owner. It now means 'redeem/recompense' in a broader sense.  Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Person recompensed with prize.'

Info from Taka Kanji Database
List of compounds including this character from Risu Dictionary

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