Simple Definition of restitution
: the act of returning something that was lost or stolen to its owner
: payment that is made to someone for damage, trouble, etc.
Examples of restitution
the restitution of her stolen property
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
Rhymes with restitution
absolution, allocution, attribution, comminution, consecution, constitution, contribution, convolution, destitution, dissolution, distribution, elocution, evolution, execution, exsolution, institution, involution, persecution, prosecution, prostitution, resolution, retribution, revolution, Rosicrucian, substitution
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