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Origin of reparation
Examples from the Web for reparations
The discussion of reparations for descendants of slaves saw some chatter this year after a piece in The Atlantic.Sherman Alexie on His New Film, the Redskins, and Why It's OK to Laugh at His Work|William O’Connor|August 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There was a time when reparations for slavery was a hot issue in race discussions in America.America Is Coming to Terms with Its Racial Past—Let’s Look Ahead Instead|John McWhorter|May 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We rightly condemn the Allied leaders of the 1920s for squeezing Germany so hard on reparations.
It was a mistake to compel Germany to sign a blank check in the matter of reparations.Woodrow Wilson and the World War|Charles Seymour
Carefully had it been preserved by its reverend rulers, and where reparations or additions were needed they were judiciously made.The Lancashire Witches|William Harrison Ainsworth
It applies not only to the Indemnity, Reparations, but to our entire policy, to larger aspects of our relations with the enemy.The Fruits of Victory|Norman Angell
What reparations, and subsidies, and contributions he is put to, besides his rent!Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions|John Donne
Permanent headquarters will be established at Paris, which will become the exclusive agency of the Allies for reparations.
Word Origin for reparation
late 14c., "reconciliation," from Old French reparacion and directly from Late Latin reparationem (nominative reparatio) "act of repairing, restoration," noun of action from past participle stem of Latin reparare "restore, repair" (see repair (v.1)). Meaning "act of repairing or mending" is attested from c.1400. Reparations "compensation for war damaged owed by the aggressor" is attested from 1921, with reference to Germany, from French réparations (1919).
Compensation demanded by a victorious nation from a defeated nation. Reparations can be in the form of goods or money.