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retaliation (s) (noun), retaliations (pl)
1. Something which is done to someone who has hurt another person or who has treated him or her badly: The workers in the company threatened a strike in retaliation for the company's plan to reduce wages and health benefits in order to avoid going broke.
2. Etymology: from Latin retaliare, "to pay back in kind"; from re-, "back" + talio, "exaction of payment in kind."
The act of returning evil for evil.
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