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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: Latin restitutio, from restituere 'to put back'

restitution

noun
     
res‧ti‧tu‧tion [uncountable]
formal the act of giving back something that was lost or stolen to its owner, or of paying for damage [↪ compensation]
restitution of
the restitution of art treasures missing since World War II
The offender must make restitution for the hurt that he or she has caused.

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