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 for restitution
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Restitution \Res`ti*tu"tion\ (r?s`t?*t?"sh?n), n. [F.
     restitution, L. restitutio. See Restitute, v.]
     1. The act of restoring anything to its rightful owner, or of
        making good, or of giving an equivalent for any loss,
        damage, or injury; indemnification.
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              A restitution of ancient rights unto the crown.
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              He restitution to the value makes.    --Sandys.
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     2. That which is offered or given in return for what has been
        lost, injured, or destroved; compensation.
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     3. (Physics) The act of returning to, or recovering, a former
        state; as, the restitution of an elastic body.
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     4. (Med.) The movement of rotetion which usually occurs in
        childbirth after the head has been delivered, and which
        causes the latter to point towards the side to which it
        was directed at the beginning of labor.
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     Syn: Restoration; return; indemnification; reparation;
          compensation; amends; remuneration.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury
           [syn: damages, amends, indemnity, indemnification,
           restitution, redress]
      2: the act of restoring something to its original state
      3: getting something back again; "upon the restitution of the
         book to its rightful owner the child was given a tongue
         lashing" [syn: restitution, return, restoration,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  100 Moby Thesaurus words for "restitution":
     about-face, amends, atonement, backing, backsliding, balancing,
     blood money, commutation, compensation, composition, compromise,
     consideration, counteraction, counterbalancing, damages,
     disenchantment, expiation, expiatory offering, flip-flop, guerdon,
     honorarium, improvement, indemnification, indemnity, instauration,
     kickback, lapse, lex talionis, making amends, making good,
     making right, making up, meed, offsetting, peace offering,
     piaculum, price, propitiation, quittance, reactivation,
     recidivation, recidivism, reclamation, recompense, reconstitution,
     reconversion, recoupment, recovery, rectification, redemption,
     redintegration, redress, reenactment, reestablishment, reformation,
     refund, refundment, regress, regression, rehabilitation,
     reimbursement, reinstatement, reinstation, reinstitution,
     reinvestiture, reinvestment, relapse, remuneration, reparation,
     repayment, replacement, reprisal, requital, requitement,
     restoration, retaliation, retribution, retrocession,
     retrogradation, retrogression, retroversion, return, returning,
     revenge, reversal, reverse, reversion, reverting, revulsion,
     reward, salvage, satisfaction, slipping back, smart money,
     solatium, squaring, substitution, turn, turnabout, wergild

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  RESTITUTION, practice. The return of something to the owner of it, or to the 
  person entitled to it. 
       2. After property has been taken into execution, and the judgment has 
  been reversed or set aside, the party against whom the execution was sued 
  out shall have restitution, and this is enforced by a writ of restitution. 
  Cro. Jac. 698; 4 Mod. 161. When the thing levied upon under an execution has 
  not been sold, the thing itself shall be restored; when it has been sold, 
  the price for which it is sold is to be restored. Roll. Ab. 778; Bac. Ab. 
  Execution, Q; 1 Al. & S. 425. 
       3. The phrase restitution of conjugal rights frequently occurs in the 
  ecclesiastical courts. A suit may there be brought for this purpose whenever 
  either the husband or wife is guilty of the injury of subtraction, or lives 
  separate from the other without sufficient reason; by which the party 
  injured may compel the other to return to cohabitation. 1 Bl. Com. 94; 1 
  Addams, R. 305; 3 Hagg. Eccl. R. 619. 

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  RESTITUTION, maritime law. The placing back or restoring articles which have 
  been lost by jettison; this is done when the remainder of the cargo has been 
  saved at the general charge of the owners of the cargo; but when the 
  remainder of the goods are afterwards lost, there is not any restitution. 
  Stev. on Av. 1, c. 1, s. 1, art. 1, ii., 8. Vide Recompense. 

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