Adjective "restitutions" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


The restoration of something lost or stolen to its proper owner.
  1. 'A claim for judicial review may include a claim for damages, restitution or the recovery of a sum due but may not seek such a remedy alone.'
  2. 'While in recent years land rights and native title legislation have seen the return of much land to Indigenous Australians, there has been little restitution of commercially valuable property rights in resources.'
  3. 'Widows seeking the restitution of their dowries after their husbands died, for example, frequently litigated in the secular courts.'
  4. 'There has been a strong move towards redistribution of land and restitution of land rights that were taken away from large numbers of people during the days of the apartheid policy of moving blacks from white areas to black homelands.'
  5. 'After the democratic transformation of 1994, programs for land restitution, redistribution, and reform were instituted, but progress has been slow.'
Recompense for injury or loss.
  1. 'Win is luckier in that the constable's search reveals her stolen property; poor Frances has only promises of gifts toward her loss by her employers and the hopes of restitution by the Lord Justices whom she is petitioning.'
  2. 'When a law was broken, society sought restitution for the grieved party, even if a slave.'
  3. 'However, the prosecution managed to talk the court into awarding restitution for the damages that would have been incurred if he'd succeeded.'
  4. 'He advocated leniency towards those found guilty of misdemeanours; they were to make restitution, but only the most serious cases were to be dealt with by law, leaving the rest to village opinion.'
  5. 'Since such legislation is not compatible, in my view, with Community law, they should, in principle, be entitled to seek restitution for those payments.'
  6. 'He had to maintain a clean record, maintain a job, pay restitution to the owners of the buildings he had burned down, and have absolutely no contact with Sheridan Ryan.'
  7. 'Shareholders will receive $4.9 million in restitution and interest, with the remainder covering penalties.'
  8. 'Having a neutral third party investigate the facts and decide what punishment or restitution should be made is a way to try to get justice in punishment or restitution, but it's neither the only way to get it nor guaranteed to get it.'
  9. 'However, in the highlands, where there is little cultivated land, privatization may entail restitution, as families respect traditional ownership.'
  10. 'Although restitution or compensation is not explicitly mentioned, this is implied by the use of the word ‘equitable’.'
The restoration of something to its original state.
  1. 'The gold-mining industry, powerhouse of early twentieth-century growth, was constrained by the restitution of a fixed price for gold against the dollar after the war.'
  2. 'the coefficient of restitution'
  3. 'In this research, values for the elastic coefficient of restitution for components of a molasse conglomerate were measured using a newly developed drop-test apparatus.'

More definitions

1. reparation made by giving an equivalent or compensation for loss, damage, or injury caused; indemnification.

2. the restoration of property or rights previously taken away, conveyed, or surrendered.

3. restoration to the former or original state or position.

4. Physics. the return to an original physical condition, especially after elastic deformation.

More examples(as adjective)

"groups can be restitutions."


(restitution)Middle English: from Old French, or from Latin restitutio(n-), from restituere ‘restore’, from re- ‘again’ + statuere ‘establish’.