Re*tal`i*a"tion (?), n.
The act of retaliating, or of returning like for like; retribution; now, specifically, the return of evil for evil; e.g., an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.
God . . . takes what is done to others as done to himself, and by promise obloges himself to full retaliation.
Syn. -- Requital; reprisal; retribution; punishment.
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