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restitution

noun res·ti·tu·tion \ˌres-tə-ˈtü-shən, -ˈtyü-\

: the act of returning something that was lost or stolen to its owner

: payment that is made to someone for damage, trouble, etc.

Full Definition of RESTITUTION

1
:  an act of restoring or a condition of being restored: as
a :  a restoration of something to its rightful owner
b :  a making good of or giving an equivalent for some injury
2
:  a legal action serving to cause restoration of a previous state

Examples of RESTITUTION

  1. the restitution of her stolen property
  2. He was ordered to make restitution to the victim.

Origin of RESTITUTION

Middle English restitucioun, from Anglo-French, from Latin restitution-, restitutio, from restituere to restore, from re- + statuere to set up — more at statute
First Known Use: 14th century

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