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reprisal (s) (noun), reprisals (pl)
1. An act of retaliation or revenge as a result of an offense that has been done by an enemy or an opponent: The attack by the opposing football player against Jim's quarterback resulted in a reprisal of a counterattack by one of his teammates.
2. Etymology: from Old French reprisaille which came from Latin reprehendere, "to pull back"; from re-, "back" + prehendere, "to grasp".
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