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Noun: retaliation  ri,ta-lee'ey-shun
  1. Action taken in return for an injury or offence
    "a cycle of reprisal and retaliation";
    - revenge

Derived forms: retaliations

Type of: getting even, paying back, return

Encyclopedia: Retaliation, Revenge And Get Back