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[res-ti-toot, -tyoot]
verb (used without object), res·ti·tut·ed, res·ti·tut·ing.
  1. to make restitution.
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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.
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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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  • 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).

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