Definition for RES-TO-RA'TION

RES-TO-RA'TION, n. [Fr. restauration; L. restauro.]

  1. The act of replacing in a former state. Behold the different climes agree, / Rejoicing in thy restoration. – Dryden. 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.

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