- the making of amends for wrong or injury done: In reparation for the injustice, the king made him head of the agricultural department.
- something done or given to make amends:The prosecutor has requested a reparation of $32 million to victims of the crime.
- compensation in money, material, labor, etc., payable by a defeated country to another country or to an individual for loss suffered during or as a result of war: The U.S. government eventually disbursed reparations to Japanese Americans who had been interned during World War II.
- monetary or other compensation payable by a country to an individual for a historical wrong: The article is about reparations to Black people for the enslavement of their ancestors.
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OTHER WORDS FROM reparationnon·rep·a·ra·tion, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for reparation
As reparation, the court ordered $563 to be paid out to Yang and required the clinic to post an apology on its website.
Three years on, the demands for some kind of reparation have reached fever pitch.Barclays CEO Resigns: Scandal Links to Bank of England|Peter Jukes|July 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The only reparation I want is for you to see rape as not my problem, but your problem.
Accordingly, I will discuss separately default in respect of Reparation, and other defaults.A Revision of the Treaty|John Maynard Keynes
We could now only repair our mistake, if it still admitted of reparation, by giving chase with such speed as was practicable.The House by the Lock|C. N. Williamson
If wrong has been done, it is for me to make what reparation I can.
Finding that his death was inevitable, he determined to make the only reparation which was any longer in his power to Elizabeth.The Reign of Mary Tudor|W. Llewelyn Williams.
Reprisals to be preceded by Negotiations and to be stopped when Reparation is made.International Law. A Treatise. Volume II (of 2)|Lassa Francis Oppenheim
British Dictionary definitions for reparation
Derived forms of reparationreparative (rɪˈpærətɪv) or reparatory, adjective
Word Origin for reparation
Cultural definitions for reparation
Compensation demanded by a victorious nation from a defeated nation. Reparations can be in the form of goods or money.