- 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
- [usually pl.] 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