reprisal

Part of speech: noun

Retaliation.

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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", H. Irving Hancock.