reparation rep‧a‧ra‧tion [ˌrepəˈreɪʆn] noun [countable, uncountable] formal LAW
payment made to someone for loss, damage etc that someone has caused them in the past; = COMPENSATION:

• A commission will gather demands for reparations from companies and individuals.

• The company has few resources to finance reparation payments.

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reparation UK US /ˌrepəˈreɪʃən/ noun [C, usually plural, U] FORMAL
payment for harm, loss, or damage that has been caused to a person or an organization, or the fact of making such a payment: »

The likelihood of the company making financial reparations seems distant.


call for/pay/seek reparation

See also COMPENSATION(Cf. ↑compensation)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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