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RESTITU'TION, noun [Latin restitutio.]

1. The act of returning or restoring to a person some thing or right of which he has been unjustly deprived; as the restitution of ancient rights to the crown.

Restitution is made by restoring a specific thing taken away or lost.

2. The act of making good, or of giving an equivalent for any loss, damage or injury; indemnification.

He restitution to the value makes.

3. The act of recovering a former state or posture. [Unusual.]

Restitution of all things, the putting the world in a holy and happy state. Acts 3:21.