- Restitution is defined as reimbursement for a loss or injury, or restoring to a former condition or returning something to the former owner.
- An example of restitution is money paid in a breach of contract case to make up for the breach.
- An example of restitution is when a shoplifter has to give back or pay for the item he stole.
restitution definition by Webster's New World
- a giving back to the rightful owner of something that has been lost or taken away; restoration
- a making good for loss or damage; reimbursement
- a return to a former condition or situation
- Physics the recovery of its shape by an elastic body after pressure or strain is released
Origin: Middle English ; from Middle French ; from Classical Latin restitutio ; from restitutus, past participle of restituere, to set up again, restore ; from re-, again plush statuere, to set up: see statue
- restitutive adjective
restitution definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- The act of restoring to the rightful owner something that has been taken away, lost, or surrendered. See Synonyms at reparation.
- The act of making good or compensating for loss, damage, or injury; indemnification.
- A return to or restoration of a previous state or position.
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