Sat`is*fac"tion (?), n. [OE. satisfaccioum, F. satisfaction, fr. L. satisfactio, fr. satisfacere to satisfy. See Satisfy.]
The act of satisfying, or the state of being satisfied; gratification of desire; contentment in possession and enjoyment; repose of mind resulting from compliance with its desires or demands.
The mind having a power to suspend the execution and satisfaction of any of its desires.
Settlement of a claim, due, or demand; payment; indemnification; adequate compensation.
We shall make full satisfaction.
That which satisfies or gratifiles; atonement.
Die he, or justice must; unless or him
Some other, able, and as willing, pay
The rigid satisfaction, death for death.
Syn. -- Contentment; content; gratification; pleasure; recompence; compensation; amends; remuneration; indemnification; atonement.
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