Rehabilitation is defined as bringing back to a positive condition.
An example of rehabilitation is helping a car accident victim regain use of her legs.
A restoration of reputation and character, the term has many context-sensitive meanings. In penology, it is the process of improving the inmate’s character so he will become a productive member of society. At a trial, it is the restoration of a witness’s credibility after it has been impeached under cross examination. In the context of bankruptcy, it is restoring a corporation’s solvency by satisfying the creditors’ claims with future earnings, so that the corporation may continue to do business. See also mitigating circumstance.
It would have been a bold, not to say a reckless, dreamer who dared predict that any future researches could restore to us the lost knowledge that had been forgotten for more than two millenniums. Yet the Victorian era was scarcely ushered in before the work of rehabilitation began, which was to lead to the most astounding discoveries and to an altogether unprecedented extension of historical knowledge.
Against this law, too, many petitions went to Rome for rehabilitation, until in 1498 the Spanish pope Alexander VI.
The doom of the Scholastic Aristotle was nevertheless not the rehabilitation of the Greek Aristotle.
Ueberweg (System § Ioi) is, on the whole, justified in exclaiming that Hegel's rehabilitation of syllogism " did but slight service to the Aristotelian theory of syllogism," yet his treatment of syllogism must be regarded as an acute contribution to logical criticism in the technical sense.
After the child's condition has stabilized, rehabilitation is initiated.