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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Reparation  \Rep`a*ra"tion\  (-r?"sh?n),  n.  [F.  r['e]paration,  L. 
  reparatio.  See  {Repair}  to  mend.] 
  1.  The  act  of  renewing,  restoring,  etc.,  or  the  state  of 
  being  renewed  or  repaired;  as  the  reparation  of  a  bridge 
  or  of  a  highway;  --  in  this  sense  repair  is  oftener  used 
  2.  The  act  of  making  amends  or  giving  satisfaction  or 
  compensation  for  a  wrong  injury,  etc.;  also  the  thing 
  done  or  given  amends;  satisfaction;  indemnity. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  compensation  exacted  from  a  defeated  nation  by  the  victors 
  2:  the  act  of  putting  something  in  working  order  again  [syn:  {repair}, 
  {fix},  {fixing},  {mending}] 
  3:  compensation  (given  or  received)  for  an  injury  or  insult; 
  "an  act  for  which  there  is  no  reparation";  "how  can  I  make 
  amends?"  [syn:  {amends}] 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
  REPARATION,  n.  Satisfaction  that  is  made  for  a  wrong  and  deducted 
  from  the  satisfaction  felt  in  committing  it 

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