1. Restitution of stolen goods, usually for leniency, suspension of a sentence, or other benefits. 2. An undesired reaction; the return of a cured drug habit; physical resistance of a victim of crime; a complaint to police, or refusal to pay, by victims of extortion. 3. The return of anything borrowed or previously accepted as a gift. 4. Repression.

- american underworld dictionary - 1950

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