Associations to the word «Reparation»


REPARATION, noun. (usually in plural) A payment of time, effort or money to undo past transgression(s).
REPARATION, noun. (archaic) The act of renewing, restoring, etc., or the state of being renewed or repaired.

Dictionary definition

REPARATION, noun. Compensation (given or received) for an insult or injury; "an act for which there is no reparation".
REPARATION, noun. (usually plural) compensation exacted from a defeated nation by the victors; "Germany was unable to pay the reparations demanded after World War I".
REPARATION, noun. The act of putting something in working order again.
REPARATION, noun. Something done or paid in expiation of a wrong; "how can I make amends".

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