One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person who repairs or makes amends for something; a person who brings about or makes reparation.
Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Cooper (c1517–1594), theologian and bishop of Winchester. From classical Latin reparātor person who renews or restores, in post-classical Latin also with specifically reference to Christ as redeemer from reparāt-, past participial stem of reparāre + -or.
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