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[res-ti-toot, -tyoot]
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verb (used without object), res·ti·tut·ed, res·ti·tut·ing.
  1. to make restitution.
verb (used with object), res·ti·tut·ed, res·ti·tut·ing.
  1. to make restitution for.
  2. to restore to a former state or position.

Origin of restitute

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin restitūtus, past participle of restituere to set up again, restore, equivalent to re- re- + -stitū-, variant stem of -stituere (combining form of statuere to set upright, derivative of stāre to stand) + -tus past participle suffix
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Historical Examples

  • This Masonic convent has also decided that the means of production and exchange must be restituted to the collectivity.

    The Religious Persecution in France 1900-1906

    Jane Milliken Napier Brodhead

Word Origin and History for restituted



late 14c., from French restituer (14c.) or from Latin restitutus, past participle of restituere "restore, replace" (see restitution).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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