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English noun: restitution

1. restitution (possession) a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury


Synonymsamends, damages, indemnification, indemnity, redress


Broader (hypernym)compensation


Narrower (hyponym)actual damages, atonement, compensatory damages, exemplary damages, expiation, general damages, nominal damages, punitive damages, relief, satisfaction, smart money

2. restitution (act) the act of restoring something to its original state


Broader (hypernym)fix, fixing, fixture, mend, mending, repair, reparation

3. restitution (act) getting something back again


SamplesUpon the restitution of the book to its rightful owner the child was given a tongue lashing.


Synonymsregaining, restoration, return


Broader (hypernym)acquisition


Narrower (hyponym)clawback









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