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Reparation Rep`a*ra"tion (-r?"sh?n), n. [F. r['e]paration, L. reparatio. See {Repair} to mend.] 1. The act of renewing, restoring, etc., or the state of being renewed or repaired; as, the reparation of a bridge or of a highway; -- in this sense, repair is oftener used. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]

2. The act of making amends or giving satisfaction or compensation for a wrong, injury, etc.; also, the thing done or given; amends; satisfaction; indemnity; --used, e.g. in the phrase

{make reparation},

{pay reparations}, or

{make reparations}. [1913 Webster +PJC]

I am sensible of the scandal I have given by my loose writings, and make what reparation I am able. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Restoration; repair; restitution; compensation; amends; satisfaction. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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