As reparation for his crime, Toby had to complete forty hours of community service.
An example of a reparation is money paid for an item broken in a store.
- a repairing or being repaired; restoration to good condition
- a making of amends; making up for a wrong or injury
- anything paid or done to make up for something else; compensation
- [usually pl.] compensation by a nation defeated in a war for economic losses suffered by the victor or for crimes committed against individuals, payable in money, labor, goods, etc.
Origin of reparationMiddle English reparacion from Middle French from Late Latin reparatio from past participle of Classical Latin reparare: see repair
- The act or process of making amends for a wrong.
- Something done or money paid to make amends or compensate for a wrong.
- reparations Compensation or remuneration, as for damage or economic loss, required from a nation defeated in war.
- The act or process of repairing or the condition of being repaired.
Origin of reparationMiddle English reparacion from Old French from Late Latin reparātiō reparātiōn- restoration from Latin reparātus past participle of reparāre to repair ; see repair 1.
- (usually in plural) A payment of time, effort or money to undo past transgression(s).
- The act of renewing, restoring, etc., or the state of being renewed or repaired; as, the reparation of a bridge or of a highway.
From Late Latin reparationem, from Latin reparatio.