Examples of reparation in a Sentence
The country paid millions in reparations.
They've offered no apologies and seem to have no thoughts of reparation.
She says she's sorry and wants to make reparations.
Recent Examples of reparation from the Web
This helps to explain why there are, in fact, no calls to raze the Washington Monument or the Jefferson Memorial even from those who believe that the United States should pay reparations for slavery.
However, Amazon's version imagines what life would be like for black Americans if they had been paid reparations after the Civil War, Variety reports.
Unsurprisingly, more has been spent by the school on legal fees than on reparations to the victims.
Black people have been shamed for financial poverty in a nation that is morally bankrupt; still, reparations for theft of our land, our labor and our lives is considered too much to ask for.
As reparation for relinquishing the Stow ’n Go second row in hybrid models (the battery pack takes up all of the underfloor seat storage space), Chrysler engineers added extra cushioning to the standard captain’s chairs.
But as yet, the crisis has not sparked a lasting conversation on the emergency manager law’s validity, much less Snyder’s responsibility or reparations for its effects.
In addition, Qatar must pay an unspecified sum in reparations.
Lehson is campaign chair of The Network (GMJF under age 45 division) and is active in the legal movement to secure reparations for Holocaust survivors.
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Origin and Etymology of reparation
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymsdamages, indemnification, indemnity, quittance, recompense, recoupment, redress, remuneration, compensation, reprisal (s), requital, restitution, satisfaction
Related Wordspunitive damage, solatium; amends, atonement, expiation; refund, reimbursement, repayment; adjustment, settlement; punishment, retaliation
REPARATION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of reparation for English Language Learners
reparations : money that a country or group that loses a war pays because of the damage, injury, deaths, etc., it has caused
: something that is done or given as a way of correcting a mistake that you have made or a bad situation that you have caused
REPARATION Defined for Kids
legal Definition of reparation
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