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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: Late Latin reparatio, from Latin reparare; REPAIR1

reparation

noun
     
rep‧a‧ra‧tion formal
1

reparations

[plural]PGPM money paid by a defeated country after a war, for all the deaths, damage etc it has caused:
The government agreed to pay reparations to victims.
2 [uncountable and countable] when you give something to someone or do something for them because you have done something wrong to them in the past
make reparation (to somebody) for something
Offenders must make reparation for their crimes through community service.

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