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an act of satisfying; fulfillment; gratification.
the state of being satisfied; contentment.
the cause or means of being satisfied.
confident acceptance of something as satisfactory, dependable, true, etc.
reparation or compensation, as for a wrong or injury.
the opportunity to redress or right a wrong, as by a duel.
payment or discharge, as of a debt or obligation.
an act of doing penance or making reparation for venial sin.
the penance or reparation made.

1250–1300; < Latin satisfactiōn- (stem of satisfactiō) a doing enough, equivalent to satisfact(us) (past participle of satisfacere, equivalent to satis enough + facere to make, do1) + -iōn- -ion; replacing Middle English satisfaccioun < Anglo-French < Latin, as above

satisfactional, adjective
satisfactionless, adjective
nonsatisfaction, noun
presatisfaction, noun
supersatisfaction, noun
undersatisfaction, noun

2. enjoyment, pleasure, comfort. 5. amends, expiation, atonement, indemnity, indemnification, requital, recompense. 7. repayment, remuneration.

2. displeasure, discontent. Unabridged
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satisfaction (ˌsætɪsˈfækʃən)
1.  the act of satisfying or state of being satisfied
2.  the fulfilment of a desire
3.  the pleasure obtained from such fulfilment
4.  a source of fulfilment
5.  reparation or compensation for a wrong done or received
6.  RC Church, Church of England the performance by a repentant sinner of a penance
7.  Christianity the atonement for sin by the death of Christ
[C15: via French from Latin satisfactionem, from satisfacere to satisfy]

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Word Origin & History

c.1300, "performance of an act set forth by a priest or other Church authority to atone for sin," from L. satisfactionem (nom. satisfactio) "a satisfying of a creditor," from satisfacere (see satisfy). Sense of "contentment" first recorded 1382; not common before 16c. Satisfactory
is attested from 1547, from L.L. satisfactorius, from L. satisfactus, pp. of satisfacere.
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satisfaction sat·is·fac·tion (sāt'ĭs-fāk'shən)

  1. The fulfillment or gratification of a desire, a need, or an appetite.

  2. The pleasure or contentment that is derived from such gratification.

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