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requital

noun

Definition of REQUITAL

1
payment to another for a loss or injury <the judge ordered the landlord to pay his former tenants $100,000 each as requital for goods lost or damaged in the apartment fire>
2
something (as money) that is given or received in return for goods or services <the electrician's requital for the used car was in the form of work on the dealer's house>
3
the act or an instance of responding to an injury with an injury <an eye for an eye is a form of requital that is still legal in some countries>

March 30, 2015
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