[ res-ti-too-shuhn, -tyoo- ]
/ ˌrɛs tɪˈtu ʃən, -ˈtyu- /
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
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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British Dictionary definitions for restitutive
/ (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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Medical definitions for restitutive
[ rĕs′tĭ-tōō′shən ]
A return to or restoration of a previous state or position, especially the return of the rotated head of a fetus to its natural alignment with the body after delivery.
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