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 for restoration
From 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
        [1913 Webster]
              Behold the different climes agree,
              Rejoicing in thy restoration.         --Dryden.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. The state of being restored; recovery of health, strength,
        etc.; as, restoration from sickness.
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     3. That which is restored or renewed.
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     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.
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     Syn: Recovery; replacement; renewal; renovation;
          redintegration; reinstatement; reestablishment; return;
          revival; restitution; reparation.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the reign of Charles II in England; 1660-1685
      2: the act of restoring something or someone to a satisfactory
      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,
      4: the state of being restored to its former good condition;
         "the inn was a renovation of a Colonial house" [syn:
         renovation, restoration, refurbishment]
      5: some artifact that has been restored or reconstructed; "the
         restoration looked exactly like the original"
      6: a model that represents the landscape of a former geological
         age or that represents and extinct animal etc.
      7: the re-establishment of the British monarchy in 1660

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  142 Moby Thesaurus words for "restoration":
     Great Leap Forward, about-face, advance, advancement, amelioration,
     amendment, ascent, backing, backsliding, bettering, betterment,
     boost, clearance, clearing, copy, destigmatization, destigmatizing,
     disenchantment, duplication, enhancement, enrichment, eugenics,
     euthenics, exculpation, explanation, extradition, flip-flop,
     fortification, furtherance, giving back, headway, imitation,
     improvement, justification, lapse, lift, melioration, mend,
     mending, palingenesis, pickup, preferment, progress, progression,
     promotion, purgation, purging, ransom, rationalization,
     re-creation, re-formation, rebirth, rebuilding, recapture,
     recidivation, recidivism, reclaiming, reclamation, recommitment,
     reconstitution, reconstruction, reconversion, recoup, recoupment,
     recovery, recuperation, reddition, redemption, redesign, redoing,
     reedition, reestablishment, refashioning, refurbishment,
     regainment, regeneration, regenesis, regress, regression,
     rehabilitation, reinstatement, reinstitution, reissue,
     rejuvenation, relapse, remaking, remand, remandment, remitter,
     renascence, rendition, renewal, renovation, reoccupation,
     reorganization, repair, repatriation, repetition, replevin,
     replevy, repossession, reprinting, reproduction, reshaping,
     restitution, restoring, restructuring, resumption, resurrection,
     retake, retaking, retrieval, retrieve, retrocession,
     retrogradation, retrogression, retroversion, return, returning,
     reversal, reverse, reversion, reverting, revindication, revision,
     revival, revulsion, rise, salvage, sending back, slipping back,
     trover, turn, turnabout, upbeat, uplift, upping, upswing, uptrend,
     upward mobility, vindication, vitaminization

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