retaliation









retaliation


noun

  1. the act of retaliating; return of like for like; reprisal.
n.

1580s, noun of action from Late Latin retaliare “pay back in kind,” from re- “back” (see re-) + Latin talio “exaction of payment in kind,” from or influenced by talis “suchlike” (see that). Originally used both in good and evil senses.

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