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the Restoration

noun [S] uk   /ˌres.tərˈeɪ.ʃən/ us    /-təˈreɪ-/
the event in British history when Charles II was made king in 1660 after a period in which there was no king or queen
Restoration
adjective [before noun] uk   us  
belonging to or popular during the Restoration: Restoration comedy/architecture/art
Translations of “the Restoration”
in Chinese (Traditional) 王政復辟(1660年查理二世的復辟)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 王政复辟(1660年查理二世的复辟)…
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