HyperDic: restitution

English > 3 senses of the word restitution:
NOUNpossessionrestitution, damages, amends, indemnity, indemnification, redressa sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury
actrestitutionthe act of restoring something to its original state
actrestitution, return, restoration, regaininggetting something back again
restitution > pronunciation
Soundsreh.stihtuw'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > restitution: 3 senses > noun 1, possession
MeaningA sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury.
Synonymsdamages, amends, indemnity, indemnification, redress
Narroweractual damages, compensatory damages, general damages(law) compensation for losses that can readily be proven to have occurred and for which the injured party has the right to be compensated
atonement, expiation, satisfactioncompensation for a wrong
nominal damages(law) a trivial sum (usually $1.00) awarded as recognition that a legal injury was sustained (as for technical violations of a contract)
punitive damages, exemplary damages, smart money(law) compensation in excess of actual damages (a form of punishment awarded in cases of malicious or willful misconduct)
relief(law) redress awarded by a court
BroadercompensationSomething (such as money) given or received as payment or reparation (as for a service or loss or injury)
Spanishcompensación, daños, enmiendas, indemnidad, indemnificaciones, indemnización, reparación, resarcimiento, restitución
Catalandanys i perjudicis, indemnització
English > restitution: 3 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of restoring something to its original state.
Broaderrepair, fix, fixing, fixture, mend, mending, reparationThe act of putting something in working order again
Catalanrestitució
Verbsrestituterestore to a previous or better condition
English > restitution: 3 senses > noun 3, act
Meaninggetting something back again.
Example"upon the restitution of the book to its rightful owner the child was given a tongue lashing"
Synonymsreturn, restoration, regaining
NarrowerclawbackFinding a way to take money back from people that they were given in another way
BroaderacquisitionThe act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something
Spanishdevolución, recuperación, restauración, restitución
Catalandevolució, restitució
Verbsrestitutegive or bring back

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