re·​quit·​al | \ ri-ˈkwī-tᵊl How to pronounce requital (audio) \

Definition of requital

1 : something given in return, compensation, or retaliation
2 : the act or action of requiting : the state of being requited

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Examples of requital in a Sentence

the judge ordered the landlord to pay his former tenants $100,000 each as requital for goods lost or damaged in the apartment fire the electrician's requital for the used car was in the form of work on the dealer's house
Recent Examples on the Web And reminding them that requital of a debt is the purest form of acknowledging that debt. William F. Buckley Jr., National Review, 26 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of requital

1545, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of requital was in 1545

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Cite this Entry

“Requital.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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