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Definition money paid in compensation for loss


restoring a previous condition — especially getting back something lost or stolen
  • Reformed in all ways but monetary restitution, I might add.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Bournisien defended it; he enlarged on the acts of restitution that it brought about.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • He has allowed us, and by 'us' I mean the Fishers and the Bauers, to approach all of you with a plan to make restitution.
    Edward Bloor  --  Tangerine
  • Why, now is Cupid a child of conscience; he makes restitution.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merry Wives of Windsor
  • 'Make restitution to an innocent and unoffending child, for such he is, although the offspring of a guilty and most miserable love.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • She wanted to make restitution.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • He spoke quietly to her, asking her to make restitution of the money she had ehoused, and gave her a penance.
    Geraldine Brooks  --  Year of Wonders
  • It was not exactly that I felt I owed Lucy Stark a debt, or had to make restitution, or do penance.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King's Men
  • The divine tribunal had changed its aspect for him; self-prostration was no longer enough, and he must bring restitution in his hand.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • Most of us can't go back and make restitution.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • He did it for Michelle, though she would never know of the vandalism or of this act of restitution.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • Only they need know of the restitution.
    Agatha Christie  --  Early Cases Of Hercule Poirot
  • Mme. Coquenard recognized her present, and could not at first comprehend this restitution; but the visit of Porthos soon enlightened her.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • Restitution or penalty they shall pay- and pay in full-or I go down forever to light the dead men in the underworld.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • When robbery is done in open daylight by sanction of the law, as it is done today, then any act of honor or restitution has to be hidden underground.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Others-such as myself-had fortunes stolen from us by the Viet Minh; the only path to restitution was if the Americans won the war.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • The equation, so long out of balance, cried for restitution.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • For example: You brought a divorce case, or a restitution case, into the Consistory.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • "No, your excellency," returned Bertuccio; "it was a vendetta followed by restitution."
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • "Restitution is one of the steps a person has to take for teshuvah," my father said.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart

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