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Definitions and Synonyms of restitution | Another word for restitution | What is restitution?

Definition 1: getting something back again - [noun denoting act]

Samples where restitution or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • upon the restitution of the book to its rightful owner the child was given a tongue lashing

Synonyms for restitution in the sense of this definition

(restitution is a kind of ...) the act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something

"the acquisition of wealth" "the acquisition of one company by another"

(... is a kind of restitution ) finding a way to take money back from people that they were given in another way

"the Treasury will find some clawback for the extra benefits members received"

Definition 2: the act of restoring something to its original state - [noun denoting act]

(restitution is a kind of ...) the act of putting something in working order again

Definition 3: a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury - [noun denoting possession]

Synonyms for restitution in the sense of this definition

(restitution is a kind of ...) something (such as money) given or received as payment or reparation (as for a service or loss or injury)

(... is a kind of restitution ) (law) redress awarded by a court

"was the relief supposed to be protection from future harm or compensation for past injury?"

(... is a kind of restitution ) (law) compensation for losses that can readily be proven to have occurred and for which the injured party has the right to be compensated

(... is a kind of restitution ) (law) a trivial sum (usually $1.00) awarded as recognition that a legal injury was sustained (as for technical violations of a contract)

(... is a kind of restitution ) (law) compensation in excess of actual damages (a form of punishment awarded in cases of malicious or willful misconduct)

(... is a kind of restitution ) compensation for a wrong

"we were unable to get satisfaction from the local store"

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