n. act of putting something in working order again; act or process of making amends; compensation
At the peace conference, the defeated country promised to pay reparation to the victor.
Sentence in Classic:
The recollection of his confession of the night before was a cause of acute pain to him; the priest had drawn out every ridiculous detail of the affair and in the end had so magnified his sin that he was almost thankful at being afforded a loophole of reparation.
The very friend to whom you communicated your misgivings as to the Prophet and his mission, might be one of those who would come forth at night with fire and sword to exact a terrible reparation.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
If you but make such reparation as is in your power, by telling us where the beryls are, all shall be forgiven and forgotten.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
The reparation is the prayer for all the sins, for all the faults, for all the dissensions, for all the violations, for all the iniquities, for all the crimes committed on earth.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo Context
Gillenormand, Catherine the Second had made reparation for the crime of the partition of Poland by purchasing, for three thousand roubles, the secret of the elixir of gold, from Bestucheff.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo Context
Hence it is, that the controversies that happen between any man of the society with those that are out of it, are managed by the public; and an injury done to a member of their body, engages the whole in the reparation of it.
Second Treatise of Government By John Locke Context