reprisal


reprisal

noun

Definition of REPRISAL

1
usually reprisals pl  payment to another for a loss or injury <a peace agreement that was rejected because it contained no provisions for reprisals>
2
the act or an instance of responding to an injury with an injury <after defeating them last year in the finals, our team nervously awaited the expected reprisal by our archrivals in this year's tournament>

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