|a fool or simpleton; ninny.|
|a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.|
|1.||the act or process of making amends: an injury admitting of no reparation|
|2.||(usually plural) compensation exacted as an indemnity from a defeated nation by the victors: esp the compensation demanded of Germany by the Treaty of Versailles after World War I|
|3.||the act or process of repairing or state of having been repaired|
|[C14 reparacioun, ultimately from Latin reparāre to |
Compensation demanded by a victorious nation from a defeated nation. Reparations can be in the form of goods or money.