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reinstate +‎ -ment


reinstatement (countable and uncountable, plural reinstatements)

  1. The act of restoring something to its previous state.
    Many people are unhappy with the sacking of the chief constable and demand his immediate reinstatement.
    • 2020 May 6, Graeme Pickering, “Borders Railway: time for the next step”, in Rail, page 54:
      CBR calculated the estimated cost of reinstatement of the route, based on 2012 prices for the original Borders Railway project, as £644m.
      "Admittedly, that's about four years out of date now, so it's looking more like a billion pounds," says Walton.

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