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restitute

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verb res·ti·tute \ˈres-tə-ˌtüt, -ˌtyüt\

Definition of restitute

restituted

restituting

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to restore to a former state or position

  3. 2 :  give back; especially :  refund

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to undergo restitution



Origin and Etymology of restitute

Latin restitutus, past participle of restituere


First Known Use: circa 1500


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