• WordNet 3.6
    • n restitution getting something back again "upon the restitution of the book to its rightful owner the child was given a tongue lashing"
    • n restitution the act of restoring something to its original state
    • n restitution a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Restitution That which is offered or given in return for what has been lost, injured, or destroved; compensation.
    • Restitution The act of restoring anything to its rightful owner, or of making good, or of giving an equivalent for any loss, damage, or injury; indemnification. "A restitution of ancient rights unto the crown.""He restitution to the value makes."
    • Restitution (Physics) The act of returning to, or recovering, a former state; as, the restitution of an elastic body.
    • Restitution (Med) The movement of rotetion which usually occurs in childbirth after the head has been delivered, and which causes the latter to point towards the side to which it was directed at the beginning of labor.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n restitution The act of returning or restoring what has been lost or taken away: the restoring to a person of some thing or right of which he has been deprived: as, the restitution of ancient rights to the crown.
    • n restitution The act of making good or of giving an equivalent for any loss, damage, or injury; indemnification.
    • n restitution The putting of things back to their former relative positions.
    • n restitution In law: The putting of a person in possession of lands or tenements of which he had been unlawfully disseized.
    • n restitution The restoration of what a party had gained by a judgment or order, upon the reversal of such adjudication by appeal or writ of error.
    • n restitution In theology, the restoration of the kingdom of God, embracing the elevation, not only of all his sinful creatures, but also of all the physical creation, to a state of perfection. See apocatastasis.
    • n restitution =Syn. 1–3. Restoration, return.
    • n restitution In biology, the replacement of a lost tissue or organ, or the substitution for it of a different one: a term applied especially to the processes set up by a plant or other organism owing to the loss of a tissue or organ.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Restitution res-ti-tū′shun act of restoring what was lost or taken away: indemnification: making good:
    • n Restitution res-ti-tū′shun (law) the restoration of what a party had gained by a judgment
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. restitution, L. restitutio,. See Restitute (v.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. restitutiorestituĕre, to set up again—re-, again, statuĕre, to make to stand.


In literature:

And I can bear your hatred for some few hours, knowing that if I sinned and robbed you, I did make restitution as I could.
"The Master of Appleby" by Francis Lynde
And not only did she ask his liberty, but the restitution of his places.
"The Wits and Beaux of Society" by Grace Wharton and Philip Wharton
Groseillers was furious, and sailed for France to demand restitution; but the intriguing courtiers proved too strong for him.
"Pathfinders of the West" by A. C. Laut
It showed in his unhesitating, even scornful, rejection of her offered restitution.
"A Crooked Path" by Mrs. Alexander
This is called restitution, the undoing of wrong suffered by our neighbor through our own fault.
"Explanation of Catholic Morals" by John H. Stapleton
It was all very strange, this request to make the restitution in person.
"Parrot & Co." by Harold MacGrath
They, therefore, were of opinion that, in the case stated for their consideration, restitution ought to be made.
"The Life of George Washington, Vol. 5 (of 5)" by John Marshall
Now, Lutie should not be called upon to make restitution.
"From the Housetops" by George Barr McCutcheon
But I made what restitution I could and then I got out.
"A Certain Rich Man" by William Allen White
Drennen sought the way to make restitution to the friends who had been fleeced through his advice.
"Wolf Breed" by Jackson Gregory

In poetry:

"Praise God," said Father Tim McGee, "he made you restitution,
And if he ever kneels to me I'll give him absolution."
"I'll have you guys to understand," said Driver Bill Jerome,
"The squarest gunman in the land is Black Moran from Nome."
"Black Moran" by Robert W Service

In news:

Banks Paying Restitution for Bid Rigging.
Two local women were sentenced to prison and ordered to pay restitution totaling more than a million dollars for their roles in a scheme to defraud federal medical systems, and their employers.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.—Two cousins who accidentally started the largest wildfire in Arizona history will have to pay more than $3.7 million in restitution .
The prosecutor drops the $100 million restitution request after talking to Jackson's family.
Restitution is on the way for several local government agencies and nonprofits victimized in a bid-rigging case involving major banks.
Board to discuss restitution funds from Calvin Walker plea.
Kwame Kilpatrick accused of missing restitution payment.
Kilpatrick could face jail time for missing restitution payment.
A federal judge voiced sympathy Thursday for homeowners victimized in the sweeping scheme to defraud homeowners associations but said it may be hard to get them restitution .
A man sentenced earlier this year to 1 years in prison for a methamphetamine lab explosion in his Dickinson apartment has been ordered to pay $12,000 in restitution .
Ponzi victims seeking restitution and donations.
Firm's restitution stays in man's death.
Ex-treasurer pleads, begins restitution .
At least three of the four girls who squirted super glue into the door locks at Greenbrier High School have paid restitution , a Columbia County school board member said.
Notre Dame Quarterback, Tommy Rees, will not have to pay any restitution for his may arrest.

In science:

The validity of Navier-Stokes hydrodynamics and the dependence of the transport coefficients on the restitution coefficient has been verified in a number of simulations, both DSMC and MD, giving excellent agreement with the predictions from the Chapman-Enskog method.
Kinetic Theory and Hydrodynamics for a Low Density Gas
In contrast, they it is more common for granular gases in steady states where the gradients are strongly correlated to the coefficient of restitution.
Kinetic Theory and Hydrodynamics for a Low Density Gas
If we assume particles whose conservative interaction part is linear with respect to the mutual compression and whose dissipative interaction part is linear with respect to the relative velocity the coefficient of restitution would indeed be constant .
Coefficient of restitution for viscoelastic disks
In a straightforward approach the coefficient of restitution can be found by integrating Newton’s equation of motion and determining the tra jectory of the particles x(τ ), the duration of the collision τc and, eventually, ǫ = − ˙x(τc )/v .
Coefficient of restitution for viscoelastic disks
The coefficient of restitution can now be determined with the same accuracy, i.e., linearly in α.
Coefficient of restitution for viscoelastic disks