Definition of reinstatement in English:


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


[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
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    • 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.
  • 1.1The restoration of something such as a law or custom: others have demanded the reinstatement of the death penalty
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    • 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.

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