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re puh ray shuhn

  • n  compensation (given or received) for an insult or injury
    an act for which there is no reparation
  • n  (usually plural) compensation exacted from a defeated nation by the victors
    Germany was unable to pay the reparations demanded after World War I
  • n  the act of putting something in working order again
  • n  something done or paid in expiation of a wrong

  • Itlay has agreed to pay a huge amount in reparation to Libya for all the injustices done to Libya during Italian rule.
  • The report urged the government to apologize and make reparation to the people affected by removals, whom the media dubbed the "stolen generations.
  • Said he: "I regard this plan as complimentary to the Dawes reparation plan.

  • Raymond Burke in Guardian Unlimited
    Burke said in an interview Tuesday that he ordered the priest to appear before him for a "canonical admonition" to make Bozek recognize the "serious wrongs he has done, withdraw from them and make reparation."
  • Morgan Tsvangirai in AFP
    In addition to the three principles of truth, justice and forgiveness, we must openly discuss the issue of reparation,Tsvangirai said.
  • Ban Ki-moon in Reuters
    Ban told a news conference, however: "I intend to seek reparation of loss or damage incurred by the UN" Apart from losses of some $29,000 caused by Palestinian rocket fire at a UN warehouse, the report ascribed all the damage to Israel.

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