Definition of Restitution

1. Noun. A sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury.

2. Noun. The act of restoring something to its original state.
Generic synonyms: Fix, Fixing, Fixture, Mend, Mending, Repair, Reparation
Derivative terms: Restitute

3. Noun. Getting something back again. "Upon the restitution of the book to its rightful owner the child was given a tongue lashing"
Exact synonyms: Regaining, Restoration, Return
Generic synonyms: Acquisition
Specialized synonyms: Clawback
Derivative terms: Regain, Restitute, Restore, Return

Definition of Restitution

1. n. The act of restoring anything to its rightful owner, or of making good, or of giving an equivalent for any loss, damage, or injury; indemnification.

Definition of Restitution

1. Noun. (legal) A process of compensation for losses. ¹

2. Noun. The act of making good or compensating for loss or injury. ¹

3. Noun. A return or restoration to a previous condition or position. ¹

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Definition of Restitution

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Medical Definition of Restitution

1. 1. The act of restoring anything to its rightful owner, or of making good, or of giving an equivalent for any loss, damage, or injury; indemnification. "A restitution of ancient rights unto the crown." (Spenser) "He restitution to the value makes." (Sandys) 2. That which is offered or given in return for what has been lost, injured, or destroved; compensation. 3. The act of returning to, or recovering, a former state; as, the restitution of an elastic body. 4. The movement of rotetion which usually occurs in childbirth after the head has been delivered, and which causes the latter to point towards the side to which it was directed at the beginning of labour. Synonym: Restoration, return, indemnification, reparation, compensation, amends, remuneration. Origin: F. Restitution, L. Restitutio. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Restitution

resting tidal volume
resting tremor
resting wandering cell
restitution (current term)
restless leg syndrome
restless legs
restless legs syndrome

Literary usage of Restitution

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The World's Best Orations: From the Earliest Period to the Present Time by David Josiah Brewer, Edward Archibald Allen, William Schuyler (1899)
"Then, say I, if thou wilt not make restitution, thou shalt go to the devil for it. Now choose thee either restitution, or else endless damnation. ..."

2. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"If upon this evidence the case is not sufficiently clear to warrant condemnation or restitution, opportunity is given by the court, either of its own accord ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"The grounds on which restitution becomes obligatory are either the ... These are called by divines the roots of restitution, for it is due on one of those ..."

4. Ruling Case Law as Developed and Established by the Decisions and by William Mark McKinney, Burdett Alberto Rich (1914)
"If these persons are in privity with those so placed in possession, no doubt restitution will be awarded against them. But instead of being in such privity, ..."

5. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero, Ernest Alfred Benians, Stanley Mordaunt Leathes (1906)
"This was a scheme tiat commended itself not only to Ferdinand, but also to Wallenstein, rhô had hitherto looked askance at the principle of restitution, ..."

6. Aquinas Ethicus: Or, The Moral Teaching of St. Thomas. A Translation of the by Thomas, Joseph Rickaby (1896)
"If no trace can be found of the person to whom restitution is due, ... If the party is dead, restitution is due to his heir, who counts as one person with ..."

7. A Text Book of the Principles of Physics by Alfred Daniell (1895)
"This " Viscosity" is what is frequently understood by the term imperfect elasticity: the restitution of form or bulk may be perfect, but that of energy is ..."

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