reparation

Exam frequency

GRE

medium

Banks

medium

Civil Services

medium

Meaning(s)

a payment for harm done

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reparation - compensation

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A ‘reparation’ is a way of making amends for a past wrong or injury via compensation offered in the form of money or materials. It is typically used in a legal or political context and it can often be a cause of great debate or resentment. The word’s plural form is more common than the singular.

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Synonyms restitution,redress
Antonyms extortion,confiscation,penalize

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  1. Some campaigners in America are pushing for the United States government to pay reparations to the descendants of slaves.

  2. The country was forced to pay hundreds of millions in war reparations after they illegally invaded their neighbour.

  3. The guilty defendant was ordered by the court to make financial reparation to his victim.

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