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reprisal

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1 usually reprisals plural payment to another for a loss or injury
  • a peace agreement that was rejected because it contained no provisions for reprisals

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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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The first known use of reprisal was in the 15th century

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“Reprisal.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/reprisal. Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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