(Re*stin"guish) v. t. [L. restinquere, restinctum; pref. re- re- + stinquere to quench.] To
quench or extinguish. [Obs.] R. Field.
(Res"ti*tute) v. t. [L. restitutus, p. p. of restituere; pref. re- re- + statuere to put, place.
See Statute.] To restore to a former state. [R.] Dyer.
(Res"ti*tute), n. That which is restored or offered in place of something; a substitute. [R.]
(Res`ti*tu"tion) n. [F. restitution, L. restitutio. See Restitute, v.]
1. The act of restoring anything to its rightful owner, or of making good, or of giving an equivalent for
any loss, damage, or injury; indemnification.
A restitution of ancient rights unto the crown.Spenser.
He restitution to the value makes.Sandys.
2. That which is offered or given in return for what has been lost, injured, or destroved; compensation.
3. (Physics) The act of returning to, or recovering, a former state; as, the restitution of an elastic body.
4. (Med.) The movement of rotetion which usually occurs in childbirth after the head has been delivered,
and which causes the latter to point towards the side to which it was directed at the beginning of labor.
Syn. Restoration; return; indemnification; reparation; compensation; amends; remuneration.
(Res"ti*tu`tor) n. [L.: cf. F. restituteur.] One who makes restitution. [R].
(Rest"ive) a. [OF. restif, F. rétif, fr. L. restare to stay back, withstand, resist. See Rest remainder,
and cf. Restiff.] . Unwilling to go on; obstinate in refusing to move forward; stubborn; drawing back.
Restive or resty, drawing back, instead of going forward, as some horses do.E. Philips
The people remarked with awe and wonder that the beasts which were to drag him [Abraham Holmes]
to the gallows became restive, and went back.Macaulay.
2. Inactive; sluggish. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne.
3. Impatient under coercion, chastisement, or opposition; refractory.
4. Uneasy; restless; averse to standing still; fidgeting about; applied especially to horses. Trench.
Rest"ive, adv. Rest"ive*ness, n.
(Rest"less), a. [AS. restleás.]
1. Never resting; unquiet; uneasy; continually moving; as, a restless child. Chaucer. "Restless revolution
day by day." Milton.
2. Not satisfied to be at rest or in peace; averse to repose or quiet; eager for change; discontented; as,
restless schemers; restless ambition; restless subjects. "Restless at home , and ever prone to range."
3. Deprived of rest or sleep.
Restless he passed the remnants of the night.Dryden.