Definitions for: Reparation


[n] something done or paid in expiation of a wrong; "how can I make amends"
[n] the act of putting something in working order again
[n] (usually plural) compensation exacted from a defeated nation by the victors; "Germany was unable to pay the reparations demanded after Wordl War I"
[n] compensation (given or received) for an insult or injury; "an act for which there is no reparation"



Webster (1913) Definition: Rep`a*ra"tion (-r?"sh?n), n. [F. r['e]paration, L.
reparatio. See Repair to mend.]
1. The act of renewing, restoring, etc., or the state of
being renewed or repaired; as, the reparation of a bridge
or of a highway; -- in this sense, repair is oftener used.
--Arbuthnot.

2. The act of making amends or giving satisfaction or
compensation for a wrong, injury, etc.; also, the thing
done or given; amends; satisfaction; indemnity.



I am sensible of the scandal I have given by my loose
writings, and make what reparation I am able. --Dryden.

Syn: Restoration; repair; restitution; compensation; amends;
satisfaction.

Synonyms: amends, fix, fixing, fixture, mending, repair

See Also: atonement, band aid, care, compensation, darning, expiation, improvement, maintenance, patching, propitiation, quick fix, quickie, quicky, reconstruction, restitution, restoration, upkeep

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