action for restitution

See restitution.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • restitution — res·ti·tu·tion /ˌres tə tü shən, tyü / n 1 a: a restoration of something to its rightful owner b: a making good of or giving an equivalent for some injury 2 a: the equitable remedy of restoring to an aggrieved party that which was obtained in… …   Law dictionary

  • action — ac·tion n [Latin actio legal proceeding, from agere to do, carry out, initiate legal proceedings] 1 a: a judicial proceeding for the enforcement or protection of a right, the redress or prevention of a wrong, or the punishment of a public offense …   Law dictionary

  • action — Conduct; behavior; something done; the condition of acting; an act or series of acts. Term in its usual legal sense means a lawsuit brought in a court; a formal complaint within the jurisdiction of a court of law. Pathman Const. Co. v. Knox… …   Black's law dictionary

  • restitution — The restoration to a person of that of which he has been wrongly deprived. Relief against the unjust enrichment of one person at the expense of another. Relief for one who has been compelled to pay money under a judgment since reversed. 5 Am J2d… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Restitution — • An act of commutative justice by which exact reparation as far as possible is made for an injury that has been done to another Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Restitution     Restitution …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Restitution, Law of —     The Nazi regime that governed Austria from 1938 to 1945 ruthlessly confiscated and often sold artworks owned by political émigrés, Jewish and non Jewish alike. Formal restitution began after 1945, but only to claimants who clearly identified… …   Historical dictionary of Austria

  • Restitution For Holocaust Survivors —    In Nazioccupied Europe, Jewish property and assets, including life insurance policies, bank accounts, and works of art, were seized by the Nazi government. In addition, Jews deposited millions of dollars of assets in banks outside the Third… …   Historical dictionary of the Holocaust

  • restitution — noun Etymology: Middle English restitucioun, from Anglo French, from Latin restitution , restitutio, from restituere to restore, from re + statuere to set up more at statute Date: 14th century 1. an act of restoring or a condition of being… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Restitution extraordinaire — Extraordinary rendition Le terme extraordinary rendition (littéralement « reddition extraordinaire ») désigne une action illégale [1] présumée de l agence centrale de renseignements américaine, la CIA, qui consiste à enlever des… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Reparations for slavery — is a proposal by some in the United States that some type of compensation should be provided to the descendants of enslaved people, in consideration of the labor provided for free over several centuries, which has been a powerful and influential… …   Wikipedia

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