Meaning of RESTITUTION in English


— restitutive, restitutory /res'ti tooh"teuh ree, -tyooh"-/ , adj.

/res'ti tooh"sheuhn, -tyooh"-/ , n.

1. reparation made by giving an equivalent or compensation for loss, damage, or injury caused; indemnification.

2. the restoration of property or rights previously taken away, conveyed, or surrendered.

3. restoration to the former or original state or position.

4. Physics. the return to an original physical condition, esp. after elastic deformation.

[ 1350-1400; ME restitucioun restitution, restitucion restitution- (s. of restitutio ) a rebuilding, restoration, equiv. to restitut ( us ) RESTITUTE + -ion- -ION ]

Syn. 1. recompense, amends, compensation, requital, satisfaction, repayment. See redress .

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .