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English definition of “restitution”

restitution

noun [U] uk   /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. 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.
(Definition of restitution from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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