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Webster 1913 Edition


Restoration

Resˊto-ra′tion

(r?sˊt?-r?′sh?n)
,
Noun.
[OE.
restauracion
, F.
restauration
, fr. L.
restauratio
. See
Restore
.]
1.
The act of restoring or bringing back to a former place, station, or condition; the fact of being restored; renewal; reestablishment;
as, the
restoration
of friendship between enemies; the
restoration
of peace after war
.
Behold the different climes agree,
Rejoicing in thy
restoration
.
Dryden.
2.
The state of being restored; recovery of health, strength, etc.;
as,
restoration
from sickness
.
3.
That which is restored or renewed.
The restoration
(Eng. Hist.)
,
the return of King Charles II. in 1660, and the reestablishment of monarchy.
Universal restoration
(Theol.)
,
the final recovery of all men from sin and alienation from God to a state of happiness; universal salvation.
Syn. – Recovery; replacement; renewal; renovation; redintegration; reinstatement; reestablishment; return; revival; restitution; reparation.

Webster 1828 Edition


Restoration

RESTORA'TION

,
Noun.
[L. restauro.]
1.
The act of replacing in a former state.
Behold the different climes agree, rejoicing in thy restoration.
So we speak of the restoration of a man to his office, or to a good standing in society.
2.
Renewal; revival; re-establishment; as the restoration of friendship between enemies; the restoration of peace after war; the restoration of a declining commerce.
3.
Recovery; renewal of health and soundness; as restoration from sickness or from insanity.
4.
Recovery from a lapse or any bad state; as the restoration of man from apostasy.
5.
In theology, universal restoration, the final recovery of all men from sin and alienation from God, to a state of happiness; universal salvation.
6.
In England, the return of king Charles II in 1660, and the re-establishment of monarchy.

Definition 2021


Restoration

Restoration

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English

Proper noun

Restoration (with "the")

  1. (history of Britain) The event that happened in 1660 when English, Scottish and Irish monarchies were restored under Charles II.
  2. (history of Britain) The era of Restoration (1660 to 1685) under Charles II, or to 1688 when James II was king.
  3. (history of France) The event that happened in 1814 when the Bourbon Dynasty was restored.
  4. (history of Japan) The restoring of imperial rule in Japan in 1868 under Emperor Meiji.

restoration

restoration

See also: Restoration

English

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Noun

restoration (plural restorations)

  1. the process of bringing an object back to its original state; the process of restoring something
    The restoration of this painting will take years.
    The restoration of this medieval church involved undoing all the Victorian modifications.
  2. the return of a former monarchy or monarch to power, usually after having been forced to step down
    The restoration of the House of Stuart took place a few years after the death of Cromwell.

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