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reparation - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'reparation' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Reparation [ n.]
- The act of renewing, restoring, etc., or the state of being renewed or repaired; as, the reparation of a bridge or of a highway; -- in this sense, repair is oftener used.
- The act of making amends or giving satisfaction or compensation for a wrong, injury, etc.; also, the thing done or given; amends; satisfaction; indemnity.

Meaning of 'reparation' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . reparation [ n]
Meaning (1):
- compensation (given or received) for an insult or injury
Example in sentence:
  • an act for which there is no reparation
Meaning (2):
- (usually plural) compensation exacted from a defeated nation by the victors
Example in sentence:
  • Germany was unable to pay the reparations demanded after World War I
Meaning (3):
- something done or paid in expiation of a wrong
Example in sentence:
  • how can I make amends