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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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