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Definition of reparation noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1reparations [plural] money that is paid by a country that has lost a war, for the damage, injuries, etc. that it has caused
  2. 2[uncountable] the act of giving something to someone or doing something for them in order to show that you are sorry for suffering that you have caused Offenders should be forced to make reparation to the community.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: reparation