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reparation (n.)

late 14c., reparacioun, "repair, act of mending" (a sense now rare or obsolete), also "amends, compensation, recompense, satisfaction for injury, what is done to repair a wrong," from Old French reparacion and directly from Late Latin reparationem (nominative reparatio) "act of repairing, restoration," noun of action from past-participle stem of Latin reparare "restore, repair" (see repair (v.1)).

Reparations "compensation for war damaged owed by the aggressor" is attested from 1921, with reference to Germany, from French réparations (1919).

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Definitions of reparation from WordNet

reparation (n.)
compensation (given or received) for an insult or injury;
an act for which there is no reparation
reparation (n.)
(usually plural) compensation exacted from a defeated nation by the victors;
Germany was unable to pay the reparations demanded after World War I
reparation (n.)
the act of putting something in working order again;
Synonyms: repair / fix / fixing / fixture / mend / mending
reparation (n.)
something done or paid in expiation of a wrong;
Synonyms: amends
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