[ res-ti-too-shuhn, -tyoo- ]
/ ˌrɛs tɪˈtu ʃən, -ˈtyu- /
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reparation made by giving an equivalent or compensation for loss, damage, or injury caused; indemnification.
the restoration of property or rights previously taken away, conveyed, or surrendered.
restoration to the former or original state or position.
Physics. the return to an original physical condition, especially after elastic deformation.
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Origin of restitution
synonym study for restitution
1. See redress.
OTHER WORDS FROM restitutionres·ti·tu·tive, res·ti·tu·to·ry [res-ti-too-tuh-ree, -tyoo-], /ˌrɛs tɪˈtu tə ri, -ˈtyu-/, adjectivenon·res·ti·tu·tion, nounun·res·ti·tu·tive, adjective
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How to use restitution in a sentence
In a plea deal, Fansler agreed to pay the woman’s medical bills as restitution, including visits to an audiologist.Alaska’s “Him Too” Moment: When Politicians and Allies Come With Accusations of Their Own|by Kyle Hopkins, Anchorage Daily News and Greg Kim, KYUK|October 23, 2020|ProPublica
Felons who owe court fees, fines or restitution run the risk of committing a felony if they cast ballots next month.In Florida, the Gutting of a Landmark Law Leaves Few Felons Likely to Vote|by Lawrence Mower and Langston Taylor, Miami Herald and Tampa Bay Times|October 7, 2020|ProPublica
However, during a hearing before the Florida Supreme Court, more than 18 months before Floridians voted on Amendment 4, an attorney for organizers told justices that “all terms” did include all court fees, fines and restitution.In Florida, the Gutting of a Landmark Law Leaves Few Felons Likely to Vote|by Lawrence Mower and Langston Taylor, Miami Herald and Tampa Bay Times|October 7, 2020|ProPublica
British Dictionary definitions for restitution
/ (ˌrɛstɪˈtjuːʃən) /
the act of giving back something that has been lost or stolen
law the act of compensating for loss or injury by reverting as far as possible to the position before such injury occurred
the return of an object or system to its original state, esp a restoration of shape after elastic deformation
Derived forms of restitutionrestitutive or restitutory, adjective
Word Origin for restitution
C13: from Latin rēstitūtiō, from rēstituere to rebuild, from re- + statuere to set up
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