verbres·ti·tut·ed, res·ti·tut·ing, res·ti·tutes
- To bring (a person or entity) back to a former condition; restore.
- To repay (property or money).
To make restitution.
Origin of restituteLatin restituere restitūt- re- re- statuere to set up ; see stā- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present restitutes, present participle restituting, simple past and past participle restituted)
- That which is restored or offered in place of something; a substitute.