The discussion of reparations for descendants of slaves saw some chatter this year after a piece in The Atlantic.
We rightly condemn the Allied leaders of the 1920s for squeezing Germany so hard on reparations.
There was a time when reparations for slavery was a hot issue in race discussions in America.
This year a subsidy was granted, for the reparations of London bridge.
Hence I may be permitted to mention the Commission on reparations.
And between the remitting of a punishment, and the remitting of reparations of my loss.
She needs his work for reparations, for indemnities, for coal.
We were born rich; we revel in the "reparations" that our fathers wrung from a conquered Nature.
The reparations Commission has only succeeded in proving its incompetence.
Some recognition of this fact appears in the great powers to adjust terms which have been vested in the reparations Committee.
late 14c., "reconciliation," from Old French reparacion and directly from Late Latin reparationem (nominative reparatio) "act of repairing, restoration," noun of action from past participle stem of Latin reparare "restore, repair" (see repair (v.1)). Meaning "act of repairing or mending" is attested from c.1400. Reparations "compensation for war damaged owed by the aggressor" is attested from 1921, with reference to Germany, from French réparations (1919).
Compensation demanded by a victorious nation from a defeated nation. Reparations can be in the form of goods or money.