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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Giving something back to the rightful owner or returning something to its original value or condition. The act of giving back something that was lost or stolen to its owner, or of paying for damage.

Usage examples (21)
  • Did the home owners receive restitution for the fire damage?
  • Upon the restitution of the book to its rightful owner the child was given a tongue lashing
  • But other impulses are also worth honoring, and restitution is a way to recognize that.
  • During retirement, Libicki helped Holocaust survivors obtain restitution from the German government. for more
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