- Reparation is defined as anything pad 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.
reparation definition by Webster's New World
- 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: Middle English reparacion ; from Middle French ; from Late Latin reparatio ; from past participle of Classical Latin reparare: see repair
reparation definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- The act or process of repairing or the condition of being repaired.
- The act or process of making amends; expiation.
- Something done or paid to compensate or make amends.
- reparations Compensation or remuneration required from a defeated nation as indemnity for damage or injury during a war.
Origin: Middle English reparacion, from Old French, from Late Latin reparātiō, reparātiōn-, restoration, from Latin reparātus, past participle of reparāre, to repair; see repair1.
reparation - Cultural Definition
Compensation demanded by a victorious nation from a defeated nation. Reparations can be in the form of goods or money.