These nouns refer to something given in compensation for loss, suffering, or damage. Reparation implies recompense given to one who has suffered at the hands of another: “reparation for our rights at home, and security against the like future violations” (William Pitt). Redress involves setting an injustice right; the term may imply retaliation or punishment: “There is no grievance that is a fit object of redress by mob law” (Abraham Lincoln). Amends usually implies the giving of satisfaction for a minor grievance or lesser injury: How can I make amends for losing my temper?Restitution is the restoration of something taken illegally: “He attempted to enforce the restitution of the Roman lands and cities” (George P.R. James). Indemnity implies repayment or reimbursement: Homeowners demanded indemnity for the damages caused by the riot.
How do you think it feels to live with the regret that stems from having done something beyond reparation to someone as beautiful as she is in this life?
Reparation for bad karma?
It was seized in November 1897 by the German fleet, nominally to secure reparation for the murder of two German missionaries in the province of Shantung.
So stringent are the obligations of hospitality that a household is bound to exact reparation for any injury done to a guest as though he were a member of the family.
On the formation of the Wirth ministry in May 1921 he was appointed Minister of Reconstruction, and in that capacity negotiated with the French minister, Loucheur, a convention for supplying German materials for the restoration of the devastated area in France, and thus paying in kind part of the reparation which the German Reich had undertaken to pay in gold.