What does the word reprisal mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Retaliation.

Usage examples for reprisal

  1. The eldest was a South African, escaped from a reprisal camp, while the other two belonged to the Warwicks. – 'Brother Bosch', an Airman's Escape from Germany by Gerald Featherstone Knight
  2. The methods of this " Commerce prevention" have no more connection with the old and barbarous idea of plunder and reprisal than orderly requisitions ashore have with the old idea of plunder and ravaging. – Some Principles of Maritime Strategy by Julian Stafford Corbett
  3. " It looks as though our troops might land on the Mexican coast by way of reprisal," replied the consul. – Dave Darrin at Vera Cruz by H. Irving Hancock