What does restitution mean?

Definitions for restitutionˌrɛs tɪˈtu ʃən, -ˈtyu-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. damages, amends, indemnity, indemnification, restitution, redress(noun)

    a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury

  2. restitution(noun)

    the act of restoring something to its original state

  3. restitution, return, restoration, regaining(noun)

    getting something back again

    "upon the restitution of the book to its rightful owner the child was given a tongue lashing"


  1. restitution(Noun)

    A process of compensation for losses.

  2. restitution(Noun)

    The act of making good or compensating for loss or injury.

  3. restitution(Noun)

    A return or restoration to a previous condition or position.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Restitution

    the act of restoring anything to its rightful owner, or of making good, or of giving an equivalent for any loss, damage, or injury; indemnification

  2. Restitution

    that which is offered or given in return for what has been lost, injured, or destroved; compensation

  3. Restitution

    the act of returning to, or recovering, a former state; as, the restitution of an elastic body

  4. Restitution

    the movement of rotetion which usually occurs in childbirth after the head has been delivered, and which causes the latter to point towards the side to which it was directed at the beginning of labor


  1. Restitution

    The law of restitution is the law of gains-based recovery. It is to be contrasted with the law of compensation, which is the law of loss-based recovery. Obligations to make restitution and obligations to pay compensation are each a type of legal response to events in the real world. When a court orders restitution it orders the defendant to give up his gains to the claimant. When a court orders compensation it orders the defendant to compensate the claimant for his or her loss. This type of damages restores the benefit conferred to the non-breaching party . Simply, the plaintiff will get the value of whatever was conferred to the defendant when there was a contract. There are two general limits to recovery, which is that a complete breach of contract is needed, and the damages will be capped at the contract price if the restitution damages exceed it. The orthodox view suggests that there is only one principle on which the law of restitution is dependent, namely the principle of unjust enrichment. However, the view that restitution, like other legal responses, can be triggered by any one of a variety of causative events is increasingly prevalent. These are events in the real world which trigger a legal response. It is beyond doubt that unjust enrichment and wrongs can trigger an obligation to make restitution. Certain commentators propose that there is a third basis for restitution, namely the vindication of property rights with which the defendant has interfered. It is arguable that other types of causative event can also trigger an obligation to make restitution.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Restitution

    res-ti-tū′shun, n. act of restoring what was lost or taken away: indemnification: making good: (law) the restoration of what a party had gained by a judgment.—v.t. Res′titūte (obs.), to restore.—adj. Res′titūtive.—n. Res′titūtor. [L. restitutiorestituĕre, to set up again—re-, again, statuĕre, to make to stand.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. restitution

    The process of determining the true planimetric position of objects whose images appear on photographs.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of restitution in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of restitution in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Nina Zimmer:

    Every restitution is a victory for us, i cannot make any promises.

  2. Robert Piper:

    We also need to talk about forms of seeking financial compensation or restitution by the occupying power.

  3. The WJRO Taylor:

    It is urgent that countries provide restitution or compensation now, while the remaining survivors are alive to benefit.

  4. Benjamin Lawsky:

    The Dodd-Frank Act provides a powerful new tool for state regulators to pursue wrongdoing and obtain restitution for consumers who were abused.

  5. Ricardo Sabogal:

    It's not easy to push ahead with a process of land restitution in the middle of a conflict, that's why peace is so important, so that families can go back quickly and safely to their lands.

Images & Illustrations of restitution

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Translations for restitution

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • تعويArabic
  • Entschädigung, RückerstattungGerman
  • korjaaminen, palauttaminen, korvaaminen, palautuminenFinnish
  • restitutionFrench
  • 반환Korean
  • [[возмещение]] [[убыток, [[восстановление]] [[состояние, возмещение, возврат, [[восстановление]] [[прежний, реституция, [[восстановление]] [[в]] [[правоRussian

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