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
A Springboro man was sentenced Friday in federal court to serve 15 years in prison and pay $32 million in restitution to the victims of a $70 million Ponzi scheme that defrauded hundreds of investors.
The $10 billion buyback and restitution program kicked off in November 2016, part of Volkswagen’s larger $15 billion TDI settlement that also includes fines and environmental remediation.
He could be fined up to $250,000 more and likely will face additional restitution orders from the court.
Wednesday brought clarification, if not restitution.
Danielson’s only current recourse is the $19,299 in restitution ordered from Taylor Kemp, 20, the man convicted of starting the fire.
Meanwhile, the city continues to administer the rewards program and seek restitution from taggers, which has been a less successful program recently.
U.S. District Judge Janis L. Sammartino ordered Brooks, 59, of Fairfax Station, Virginia, to pay a $40,000 fine and $31,000 in restitution to the U.S. Navy.
He was also ordered to pay approximately $3.4 million in restitution.
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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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