reinstate (one) as (something)

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reinstate (one) as (something)

To assign or elect one to a position, role, or status that one previously held. Often used in passive constructions. She's hoping that the voters will reinstate her as the district attorney. Now that he's been reinstated as president of the board, Mr. Richardson said he is looking to restructure the company from the ground up.
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reinstate someone as something

to put someone back as a certain officeholder. The city council agreed to reinstate Mr. Wilson as alderman. Fred was reinstated as the court clerk.
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References in classic literature ?
"The order of imprisonment came from high authority, and the order for his liberation must proceed from the same source; and, as Napoleon has scarcely been reinstated a fortnight, the letters have not yet been forwarded."
However, the engineers' lawyer, Dismas Wambola, argued that the court should give an order for the engineers to be reinstated as KQ files their responses.
"In an attempt to close this chapter of dismissals, the ministry sent a letter on Thursday to the major companies laying down very clear instructions that the remaining number of workers should be reinstated as soon as possible, without any prejudice or any conditions and as stated in their original contracts."