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English definition of “reprisal”


noun [C/U]  /rɪˈprɑɪ·zəl/ us  
an act of damage or injury against an enemy in reaction to an act of damage or injury done to you: [U] Employees didn’t speak out about the company’s pollution for fear of reprisal.
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