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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.

Synonyms:

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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