Re*tor"tion (?), n. [Cf. F. r'etorsion. See Retort, v. t.]

1.

Act of retorting or throwing back; reflection or turning back.

[Written also retorsion.]

It was, however, necessary to possess some single term expressive of this intellectual retortion. Sir W. Hamilton.

2. Law

Retaliation.

Wharton.

 

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