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  Satisfaction (Sat`is*fac"tion) (?), n.
[OE. satisfaccioum, F. satisfaction, fr. L. satisfactio, fr. satisfacere to satisfy. See Satisfy.]

1. 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." Locke.
2. Settlement of a claim, due, or demand; payment; indemnification; adequate compensation. "We shall make full satisfaction." Shak.
3. 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." Milton.

Synonyms -- Contentment; content; gratification; pleasure; recompence; compensation; amends; remuneration; indemnification; atonement.

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