satisfaction: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (sat"is-fak'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. an act of satisfying; fulfillment; gratification.
  2. the state of being satisfied; contentment.
  3. the cause or means of being satisfied.
  4. confident acceptance of something as satisfactory, dependable, true, etc.
  5. reparation or compensation, as for a wrong or injury.
  6. the opportunity to redress or right a wrong, as by a duel.
  7. payment or discharge, as of a debt or obligation.
    1. an act of doing penance or making reparation for venial sin.
    2. the penance or reparation made.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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