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Word: restitution

Definition: returning something (lost or stolen) to the rightful owner; reparation; indemnification; compensation for loss, damage, or injury


Sentences Containing 'restitution'

make restitution, not to the owners, but to their white American heirs.
``No, your excellency,''returned Bertuccio;``it was a vendetta followed by restitution.''
``I am endeavoring,''he thought,``to make this man happy; I look upon this restitution as a weight thrown into the scale to balance the evil I have wrought.
For example: You brought a divorce case, or a restitution case, into the Consistory.
I hastened to put myself between them, and to assure her that we would all take care that he should make the utmost restitution of everything he had wrongly got.

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