One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The action or fact of repairing something; reparation; repair.
Late Middle English (in an earlier sense). From repair + -ment, in sense 1 after post-classical Latin reparamentum. Compare Anglo-Norman and Old French, Middle French, French † reparement action of repairing (originally of a building), reparation, compensation, amends (for an injury, etc.), fact of putting back in order.
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