noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin satisfaction-, satisfactio, from Latin, reparation, amends, from satisfacere to satisfy Date: 14th century 1. a. the payment through penance of the temporal punishment incurred by a sin b. reparation for sin that meets the demands of divine justice 2. a. fulfillment of a need or want b. the quality or state of being satisfied ; contentment c. a source or means of enjoyment ; gratification 3. a. compensation for a loss or injury ; atonement, restitution b. the discharge of a legal obligation or claim c. vindication 4. convinced assurance or certainty <
proved to the satisfaction of the court

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