ETYM Old Eng. restauracion, French restauration, from Latin restauratio. Related to Restore.
The act of restoring something or someone to a satisfactory state.
1. The re-establishment of the British monarchy in 1660.
2. The re-establishment of the French monarchy in 1814.
3. The reign of Charles II in England; 1660-1685.
In English history, the period when the monarchy, in the person of Charles II, was reestablished after the English Civil War and the fall of the Protectorate 1660.