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RESTITUTION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does restitution mean? 

RESTITUTION (noun)
  The noun RESTITUTION has 3 senses:

1. a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury
2. the act of restoring something to its original state
3. getting something back again

  Familiarity information: RESTITUTION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


RESTITUTION (noun)


Sense 1restitution [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Synonyms:

redress; indemnification; damages; amends; restitution; indemnity

Hypernyms ("restitution" is a kind of...):

compensation (something (such as money) given or received as payment or reparation (as for a service or loss or injury))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "restitution"):

relief ((law) redress awarded by a court)

actual damages; compensatory damages; general damages ((law) compensation for losses that can readily be proven to have occurred and for which the injured party has the right to be compensated)

nominal damages ((law) a trivial sum (usually $1.00) awarded as recognition that a legal injury was sustained (as for technical violations of a contract))

exemplary damages; punitive damages; smart money ((law) compensation in excess of actual damages (a form of punishment awarded in cases of malicious or willful misconduct))

atonement; expiation; satisfaction (compensation for a wrong)


Sense 2restitution [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of restoring something to its original state

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("restitution" is a kind of...):

fix; fixing; fixture; mend; mending; repair; reparation (the act of putting something in working order again)


Sense 3restitution [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Getting something back again

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

regaining; restitution; restoration; return

Context example:

upon the restitution of the book to its rightful owner the child was given a tongue lashing

Hypernyms ("restitution" is a kind of...):

acquisition (the act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "restitution"):

clawback (finding a way to take money back from people that they were given in another way)


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