Examples of restitution in a Sentence
the restitution of her stolen property
He was ordered to make restitution to the victim.
Recent Examples of restitution from the Web
All three were sentenced to three years formal probation, 120 hours of Caltrans work and ordered to pay $2,500 in restitution to the Dodgers, according to the district attorney's office.
Mack was opposed to at least one of those pieces of legislation, House Bill 249, which would lower financial penalties, fees and restitution payments for offenders who can't afford them.
The developments at Daimler are part of a widening diesel-cheating scandal that has shaken the auto industry and cost Volkswagen AG more than $24 billion in government penalties and owner restitution.
They were sentenced to two years confinement and $500,000 restitution back to the Navy.
Prosecutors sought $233,762 from Ary in restitution, but a judge capped that at $132,000.
Following his arrest in 2013, the federal government seized many of his assets and set up an $11.9-million restitution fund, which was used to help Fata's victims recover medical costs and other expenses.
The 18-year-old and his father returned to the restaurant and made restitution.
Switzerland made a first restitution payment to Tunisia in May 2016 of approximately 250,000 Swiss francs.
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Origin and Etymology 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
RESTITUTION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of restitution for English Language Learners
: the act of returning something that was lost or stolen to its owner
: payment that is made to someone for damage, trouble, etc.
Legal Definition of restitution
1a : a restoration of something to its rightful owner b : a making good of or giving an equivalent for some injury
2a : the equitable remedy of restoring to an aggrieved party that which was obtained in unjust enrichment b : a remedy for breach of contract that consists of restoring the aggrieved party to the status quo that existed before the contract was made
3 : an amount to be paid for the purpose of restitution ordered to pay restitution to the victim of his crime — compare fine
restitutional\ˌres-tə-ˈtü-shə-nəl, -ˈtyü-\ adjective
restitutionary\ˌres-tə-ˈtü-shə-ˌner-ē, -ˈtyü-\ adjective
restitutive\ˈres-tə-ˌtü-tiv, -ˌtyü-\ adjective
restitutory\ˌres-tə-ˈtü-tə-rē, -ˈtyü-; rə-ˈsti-tyə-ˌtōr-ē\ adjective
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