Reckoning vs Restitution - What's the difference?

reckoning | restitution |

As nouns the difference between reckoning and restitution

is that reckoning is the action of calculating or estimating something while restitution is (legal) a process of compensation for losses.

As a verb reckoning

is .




  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • The action of calculating or estimating something.
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  • *:When the flames at last began to flicker and subside, his lids fluttered, then drooped?; but he had lost all reckoning of time when he opened them again to find Miss Erroll in furs kneeling on the hearth and heaping kindling on the coals, and her pretty little Alsatian maid beside her, laying a log across the andirons.
  • (lb) The bill (UK) or check (US), especially at an inn or tavern.
  • *1817 , (Walter Scott), :
  • *:So saying, he called for a reckoning for the wine, and throwing down the price of the additional bottle which he had himself introduced, rose as if to take leave of us.
  • An opinion or judgement.
  • The working out of consequences or retribution for one's actions.
  • Derived terms

    * dead reckoning




    (wikipedia restitution)
  • (legal) A process of compensation for losses.
  • The act of making good or compensating for loss or injury.
  • * Spenser
  • A restitution of ancient rights unto the crown.
  • * Sandys
  • He restitution to the value makes.
  • A return or restoration to a previous condition or position.
  • the restitution of an elastic body
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  • That which is offered or given in return for what has been lost, injured, or destroyed; compensation.
  • (medicine) The movement of rotation which usually occurs in childbirth after the head has been delivered, and which causes the latter to point towards the side to which it was directed at the beginning of labour.
  • Synonyms

    * (act of compensating) recompense, indemnification