Meaning of “reparation” in the English Dictionary

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"reparation" in British English

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reparationnoun

uk /ˌrep.əˈreɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌrep.əˈreɪ.ʃən/ formal

[ C or U ] payment for harm or damage:

The company had to make reparation to those who suffered ill health as a result of chemical pollution.
reparations [ plural ] specialized

payments made by a defeated nation after a war to pay for damages or expenses it caused to another nation

(Definition of “reparation” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"reparation" in American English

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reparationnoun [ C/U ]

us /ˌrep·əˈreɪ·ʃən/

payment for harm or damage:

[ C ] The company paid reparations to the victims of the explosion.

(Definition of “reparation” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"reparation" in Business English

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reparationnoun [ C, usually plural, U ]

uk /ˌrepəˈreɪʃən/ us formal

payment for harm, loss, or damage that has been caused to a person or an organization, or the fact of making such a payment:

The likelihood of the company making financial reparations seems distant.
call for/pay/seek reparation
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(Definition of “reparation” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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