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Topic: EMPLOYMENT

Date: 1600-1700
Origin: instate 'to put in a position' (17-21 centuries)

reinstate

verb
     
re‧in‧state [transitive]
1BE if someone is reinstated, they are officially given back their job after it was taken away
2 to make something such as a law, system, or rule exist again:
California reinstated the death penalty in 1977.
reinstatement noun [uncountable and countable]
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