Definition of reparation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌrepəˈreɪʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌrepəˈreɪʃn//
    (formal) Peacekeeping, Conflict
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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 Wordfinderagreement, armistice, ceasefire, disengage, negotiate, peace, reparations, surrender, treaty, truce See related entries: Peacekeeping, Conflict
  2. 2[uncountable] the act of giving something to somebody 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.
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French, from late Latin reparatio(n-), from reparare ‘make ready again’, from re- ‘back’ + parare ‘make ready’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: reparation