Definition of reinstatement in English:

reinstatement

Line breaks: re|instate|ment
Pronunciation: /ˌriːɪnˈsteɪtm(ə)nt
 
/

noun

[mass noun]
1The action of giving someone back a position they have lost: the student body gave its support to the two expelled students and demanded their reinstatement
More example sentences
  • The committee has received 14,000 applications from former Baathists asking for either reinstatement or for pensions, he said.
  • At the end of April, a demonstration organized by the soldiers to demand reinstatement turned violent.
  • A union meeting on Tuesday called for official action to win his reinstatement.
Synonyms
1.1The restoration of something such as a law or custom: others have demanded the reinstatement of the death penalty
More example sentences
  • State politicians whipped up a further frenzy by calling for reinstatement of the death penalty.
  • I oppose the reinstatement of the death penalty with every fibre of my being.
  • One of the great unmentionables in the current election campaign is the reinstatement of conscription.

Definition of reinstatement in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day brannigan
Pronunciation: ˈbranɪg(ə)n
noun
a brawl or violent argument