- to put back or establish again, as in a former position or state: to reinstate the ousted chairman.
Origin of reinstate
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Examples from the Web for reinstatement
His last few years have been a revolving door of corruption, scandal, resignation, and reinstatement.The U.N.’s Next President Is a Gay-Hating Friend of Uganda’s Corrupt Dictator
June 3, 2014
Fans have taken to the skies to seek his reinstatement; others have stated their support for the actress.How the Daytime Soap Came Back From the Dead
January 30, 2014
The reinstatement of Har Bracha makes it eligible for government benefits and all the privileges accorded to Hesder schools.Why Did a Controversial Yeshiva Regain Israeli Government Approval?
July 10, 2013
Romney can show backbone and leadership by stepping up and calling for a reinstatement of the federal assault weapons ban.
Mitt Romney should pull a Nixon to China on guns and call for reinstatement of the federal ban on assault weapons.
Will not some public recognition of my reinstatement be necessary?Salted With Fire
It ended with a plea for reinstatement or, failing that, for any sort of work.Long Live the King
Mary Roberts Rinehart
In this case they contributed to the reinstatement of Mr. Bradshaw.
He tries no pretences with a view to her reinstatement, even on a par with himself.
Again, there is no explicit mention of the reinstatement of Niall.
- (tr) to restore to a former rank or condition
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Word Origin and History for reinstatement
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