Meaning of “reprisal” in the English Dictionary

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"reprisal" in American English

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reprisalnoun [ C/U ]

us /rɪˈprɑɪ·zəl/

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.

(Definition of “reprisal” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)