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Definition of restitution noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [uncountable] restitution (of something) (to somebody/something)
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  1. 1(formal) the act of giving back something that was lost or stolen to its owner synonym restoration the restitution of property seized under Communist rule
  2. 2(law) payment, usually money, for some harm or wrong that someone has suffered to make restitution for the damage caused
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