n.1.The inflicting of retributive punishment; satisfaction taken.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Among the domain of familial male avengement, Puro becomes a shuttling commodity of coercive exchange, whose abduction marks the fulfillment of settling inter-generational scores reinforced through religious differences.
McKnight argues that "Horn's return to Suddene and his avengement of his father's death in the existing form of the story is quite secondary in interest to that of the second element, the reunion of the two lovers" (222).
In his prayer for Havelok when Grim has taken him to be drowned (on Godard's orders), the narrator invokes a link between the agency of Christ as miracle worker and an implored avengement of Havelok: