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Noun: vengeance  ven-jun(t)s
  1. The act of taking revenge (harming someone in retaliation for something harmful that they have done) especially in the next life
    "Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord"; "For vengeance I would do nothing. This nation is too great to look for mere revenge"; "he swore vengeance on the man who betrayed him";
    - retribution, payback

Derived forms: vengeances

Type of: retaliation, revenge

Encyclopedia: Vengeance