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Definition of reprisal:

  1. Any act of retaliation.
  2. Anything taken from an enemy in retaliation.
  3. The act of retorting on an enemy by inflicting suffering or death on a prisoner taken from him, in retaliation for an act of inhumanity.
  4. The act of taking from an enemy by way of reteliation or indemnity.


redress, damages, restitution, counterattack, attack, an eye for an eye, payback, a tooth for a tooth, forgiveness, indemnity, indemnification, remuneration, measure for measure, recoupment, requital, counterattack, like for like, tit for tat, quittance, recompense, satisfaction, paying back.

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