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Meaning of RETALIATION

Pronunciation:  ri`talee'eyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  action taken in return for an injury or offense
 

RETALIATION is a 11 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: revenge
 
 See Also: getting even, paying back, reprisal, retribution, return, vengeance

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Re*tal`i*a"tion\, n.
The act of retaliating, or of returning like for like;
retribution; now, specifically, the return of evil for evil;
e.g., an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.

      God . . . takes what is done to others as done to
      himself, and by promise obloges himself to full
      retaliation.                             --Calamy.

Syn: Requital; reprisal; retribution; punishment.

 

 

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