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Definition: restoration from

Chambers 21st Century Dictionary

1. the act or process of restoring.
2. the act of giving back something lost or stolen.
3. something restored or given back.
4. a model or reconstruction (eg of a ruin, extinct animal, etc).
5. the act of returning to a former and higher status, rank, etc.
6. (usually the Restoration) British historical
(a) the re-establishment of the monarchy in 1660;
(b) the reign of Charles II (1660-85);
(c) as adj relating to this period of history restoration comedy.

restorationism noun, religion

1. the receiving of a sinner to divine favour.
2. the final saving of all men.


Summary Article: Restoration from The Hutchinson Unabridged Encyclopedia with Atlas and Weather Guide
In English history, the period when the monarchy, in the person of Charles II, was re-established after the English Civil War and the fall of the Protectorate in 1660. Restoration literature covers writers active at this period, most notably English poet and dramatist John Dryden, English religious writer John Bunyan, English poet John Milton, and English non-fiction writer Samuel Pepys. Restoration comedy, popular drama played in the theatres newly reopened since the time of the Protectorate, was characterized by its bawdiness and wit. Historical events After the death of Oliver Cromwell in 1658, his son Richard Cromwell succeeded as Lord Protector. However, he...    Continue Reading

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