requital


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re·quit·al

 (rĭ-kwīt′l)
n.
1. The act of requiting.
2. Return, as for an injury or friendly act.

requital

(rɪˈkwaɪtəl)
n
1. the act or an instance of requiting
2. a return or compensation for a good or bad action

re•quit•al

(rɪˈkwaɪt l)

n.
1. the act of requiting.
2. an action in return for service, kindness, etc.
3. retaliation for a wrong, injury, etc.
[1570–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.requital - a justly deserved penalty
penalty - a payment required for not fulfilling a contract
2.requital - an act of requiting; returning in kind
getting even, paying back, return - a reciprocal group action; "in return we gave them as good as we got"

requital

noun
2. The act of retaliating:
Idioms: an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, like for like , measure for measure .
Translations

requital

[rɪˈkwaɪtl] N (frm) (= repayment) → compensación f; (= revenge) → desquite m

requital

n (= repayment)Vergeltung f; (= revenge also)Rache f
References in classic literature ?
The Fox, unable even to taste it, met with a fitting requital, after the fashion of her own hospitality.
I know not Lethe nor Nepenthe," remarked he; "but I have learned many new secrets in the wilderness, and here is one of them -- a recipe that an Indian taught me, in requital of some lessons of my own, that were as old as Paracelsus.
He read Phoebe as he would a sweet and simple story; he listened to her as if she were a verse of household poetry, which God, in requital of his bleak and dismal lot, had permitted some angel, that most pitied him, to warble through the house.
having done justice to our Saxon guests, we will pray of them some requital to our courtesy.
But, Lady Eleanore, in requital of that harm, if such there be, and for your own earthly and heavenly welfare, I pray you to take one sip of this holy wine, and then to pass the goblet round among the guests.
Honour him then yourself, Olympian lord of counsel, and grant victory to the Trojans, till the Achaeans give my son his due and load him with riches in requital.
My first act of requital you well remember: this is my last.
We do jobs in Hamdard, take salaries and simultaneously earn requital in the hereafter, because the institution in which we are doing jobs though is a business entity, but itsincome isspent on the needy and the socio welfare of the nation' he said.
punishment, as requital, evolved quite independently of any presupposition concerning freedom or non-freedom of the will .
The Cincinnati Daily Enquirer printed "Revenge and Requital.
61) Other titles such as Dominated by the Dollar, Requital (Rasplata [which can also be translated "payment"], 1948); The Count of Monte Cristo, dir.
Sorell notes, "Retributivism, by way of its Principle of Just Requital, says that it is right for suffering to be returned for suffering, that this is how things ought to be" (157).