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restoration

noun
     
Related topics: Politics, Law
res‧to‧ra‧tion [uncountable and countable]
1 when you repair something such as an old building or a piece of furniture, so that it looks the same as when it was first built or made
restoration of
a fund for the restoration of historic buildings
Major restoration work will begin in May.
2PSCL the act of bringing back a law, tax, or system of government
restoration of
They're fighting for the restoration of democratic rights.
the restoration of the monarchy in Spain
3

the Restoration

SH the return of Charles II as King of England in 1660, and the period afterwards
Restoration comedy/drama (=plays written during this time in England)
4 the act of officially giving something back to its former owner [= return]
restoration of
an attempt to secure the restoration of their lands

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