Definitions for: Restitution

[n] getting something back again; "upon the restitution of the book to its rightful owner the child was given a tongue lashing"
[n] the act of restoring something to its original state
[n] a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury

Webster (1913) Definition: Res`ti*tu"tion (r?s`t?*t?"sh?n), n. [F.
restitution, L. restitutio. See Restitute, v.]
1. The act of restoring anything to its rightful owner, or of
making good, or of giving an equivalent for any loss,
damage, or injury; indemnification.

A restitution of ancient rights unto the crown.

He restitution to the value makes. --Sandys.

2. That which is offered or given in return for what has been
lost, injured, or destroved; compensation.

3. (Physics) The act of returning to, or recovering, a former
state; as, the restitution of an elastic body.

4. (Med.) The movement of rotetion which usually occurs in
childbirth after the head has been delivered, and which
causes the latter to point towards the side to which it
was directed at the beginning of labor.

Syn: Restoration; return; indemnification; reparation;
compensation; amends; remuneration.

Synonyms: amends, damages, indemnification, indemnity, redress, regaining, restoration, return

See Also: acquisition, actual damages, atonement, clawback, compensation, compensatory damages, exemplary damages, expiation, fix, fixing, fixture, general damages, mending, nominal damages, punitive damages, relief, repair, reparation, satisfaction, smart money

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