Definition of retortion
2 obsolete : 2retort
3 or retorsion \"\ : retaliation —used chiefly of acts by which an aggrieved state treats the subjects of another state giving provocation in a manner similar to that in which the subjects of the state using retortion are treated by the state giving provocation
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Origin and Etymology of retortion
Medieval Latin retortion-, retortio, from Latin retortus (past participle) + -ion-, -io -ion
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