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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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