Reparation is defined as anything paid or done to make up for a wrongdoing, or the act of making up for a wrongdoing.
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
- 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 repair1.
- (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.