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Definition of "restitution" []

  • The act of restoring to the rightful owner something that has been taken away, lost, or surrendered. See Synonyms at reparation. (noun)
  • The act of making good or compensating for loss, damage, or injury; indemnification. (noun)
  • A return to or restoration of a previous state or position. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "restitution" in a sentence
  • "More than $363 million in restitution is owed by Rothstein, Villegas and possibly others."
  • "• Fraudsters who targeted churchgoers sanctioned; ordered to pay $11 million in restitution"
  • "Sebero, a former Bonner County, Idaho, sheriff's marine deputy, agreed to forfeit personal assets and to pay $950,000 in restitution, and could face 20 years and a $250,000 fine when he is sentenced July"