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satisfaction (n.)

early 14c., "performance of an act set forth by a priest or other Church authority to atone for sin," from Old French satisfaction (12c.), from Latin satisfactionem (nominative satisfactio) "a satisfying of a creditor," noun of action from past participle stem of satisfacere (see satisfy). Senses of "contentment, appeasement" and "action of gratifying" first recorded late 14c.; the former not common before 16c.

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Definitions of satisfaction from WordNet

satisfaction (n.)
the contentment one feels when one has fulfilled a desire, need, or expectation;
the chef tasted the sauce with great satisfaction
satisfaction (n.)
state of being gratified or satisfied;
Synonyms: gratification
satisfaction (n.)
compensation for a wrong;
we were unable to get satisfaction from the local store
Synonyms: atonement / expiation
satisfaction (n.)
(law) the payment of a debt or fulfillment of an obligation;
the full and final satisfaction of the claim
satisfaction (n.)
act of fulfilling a desire or need or appetite;
the satisfaction of their demand for better services
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