satisfaction etymology

English word satisfaction comes from Latin satisfactio

Detailed word origin of satisfaction

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
satisfactio Latin (lat) The giving of security or bail. Excuse, apology, plea. Satisfaction (for an offence); reparation, amends.
satisfaction English (eng) A fulfillment of a need or desire.. A reparation for an injury or loss.. A vindication for a wrong suffered.. The pleasure obtained by such fulfillment.. The source of such gratification.