The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Reparation \Rep`a*ra"tion\ (-r?"sh?n), n. [F. r['e]paration, L.
reparatio. See Repair to mend.]
1. 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.
2. The act of making amends or giving satisfaction or
compensation for a wrong, injury, etc.; also, the thing
done or given; amends; satisfaction; indemnity; --used,
e.g. in the phrase
pay reparations, or
[1913 Webster +PJC]
I am sensible of the scandal I have given by my
loose writings, and make what reparation I am able.
Syn: Restoration; repair; restitution; compensation; amends;