[res-ti-too-shuhn, -tyoo-]
reparation made by giving an equivalent or compensation for loss, damage, or injury caused; indemnification.
the restoration of property or rights previously taken away, conveyed, or surrendered.
restoration to the former or original state or position.
Physics. the return to an original physical condition, especially after elastic deformation.

1350–1400; Middle English restitucioun < Old French restitution, restitucion < Latin restitūtiōn- (stem of restitūtiō) a rebuilding, restoration, equivalent to restitūt(us) restitute + -iōn- -ion

restitutive, restitutory [res-ti-too-tuh-ree, -tyoo-] , adjective
nonrestitution, noun
unrestitutive, adjective

1. recompense, amends, compensation, requital, satisfaction, repayment. See redress.
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restitution (ˌrɛstɪˈtjuːʃən)
1.  the act of giving back something that has been lost or stolen
2.  law the act of compensating for loss or injury by reverting as far as possible to the position before such injury occurred
3.  the return of an object or system to its original state, esp a restoration of shape after elastic deformation
[C13: from Latin rēstitūtiō, from rēstituere to rebuild, from re- + statuere to set up]

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Word Origin & History

c.1300, from L. restitutionem (nom. restitutio) "a restoring," from restitutus, pp. of restituere "restore, rebuild, replace," from re- "again" + statuere "to set up" (see statute).
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restitution res·ti·tu·tion (rěs'tĭ-tōō'shən, -tyōō'-)
A return to or restoration of a previous state or position, especially the return of the rotated head of a fetus to its natural alignment with the body after delivery.

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