Meaning of “reprisal” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ C, U ] uk us /rɪˈpraɪzəl/

something violent or unpleasant that is done to punish an enemy for something they have done:

The attack was in reprisal for police raids.
He did not wish to be filmed because he feared reprisals.

(Definition of “reprisal” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)