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English definition of “restitution”

restitution

noun [U]     /ˌres.tɪˈtjuː.ʃən/ US  /-ˈtuː-/
formal the return of objects that were stolen or lost: They are demanding the restitution of ancient treasures that were removed from the country in the 16th century.Giving, bringing or getting back specialized law payment made for damage or loss: The chemicals company promised to make full restitution to the victims for the injury to their health.Costs and expenses
(Definition of restitution noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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