[syn: reparation, amends]
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;
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: compensation (given or received) for an insult or injury;
"an act for which there is no reparation"
2: (usually plural) compensation exacted from a defeated nation
by the victors; "Germany was unable to pay the reparations
demanded after World War I"
3: the act of putting something in working order again [syn:
repair, fix, fixing, fixture, mend, mending,
4: something done or paid in expiation of a wrong; "how can I
make amends" [syn: reparation, amends]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
67 Moby Thesaurus words for "reparation":
adjustment, amends, atonement, balancing, blood money, commutation,
compensation, composition, compromise, consideration, correction,
counteraction, counterbalancing, damages, expiation,
expiatory offering, fixing, guerdon, honorarium, indemnification,
indemnity, lex talionis, making amends, making good, making right,
making up, meed, mending, offsetting, overhaul, overhauling,
paying back, peace offering, piaculum, price, propitiation,
quittance, reclamation, recompense, rectification, redemption,
redress, refund, reimbursement, remedy, remuneration, repair,
repairing, repayment, reprisal, requital, requitement, restitution,
retaliation, retribution, return, revenge, reward, salvage,
satisfaction, settlement, smart money, solatium, squaring,
substitution, troubleshooting, wergild
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
REPARATION. The redress of an injury; amends for a tort inflicted. Vide
The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906):
REPARATION, n. Satisfaction that is made for a wrong and deducted
from the satisfaction felt in committing it.