a. An act of restoring: damage too great for restoration.
b. An instance of restoring or of being restored: Restoration of the sculpture was expensive.
c. The state of being restored.
2. Something, such as a renovated building, that has been restored.
a. The return of a constitutional monarchy to Great Britain in 1660 under Charles II.
b. The period between the crowning of Charles II and the Revolution of 1688.
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