The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Restoration \Res`to*ra"tion\ (r?s`t?*r?"sh?n), n. [OE.
restauracion, F. restauration, fr. L. restauratio. See
1. The act of restoring or bringing back to a former place,
station, or condition; the fact of being restored;
renewal; reestablishment; as, the restoration of
friendship between enemies; the restoration of peace after
Behold the different climes agree,
Rejoicing in thy restoration. --Dryden.
2. The state of being restored; recovery of health, strength,
etc.; as, restoration from sickness.
3. That which is restored or renewed.
The restoration (Eng. Hist.), the return of King Charles
II. in 1660, and the reestablishment of monarchy.
Universal restoration (Theol.), the final recovery of all
men from sin and alienation from God to a state of
happiness; universal salvation.
Syn: Recovery; replacement; renewal; renovation;
redintegration; reinstatement; reestablishment; return;
revival; restitution; reparation.