The making of amends
Whatever is given in reparation, sense 1; often plural
reparation refers to the making of amends, specif. the paying of compensation, for some wrong or injury war reparations; restitution implies return to the rightful owner of something that has been taken away, or of an equivalent he made restitution for the libel; redress suggests retaliation or resort to the courts to right a wrong to seek redress for an injury; indemnification refers to reimbursement, as by an insurance company, for loss, damage, etc.
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