retorsion


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re·tor·sion

or re·tor·tion  (rĭ-tôr′shən)
n.
An act perpetrated by one nation upon another in retaliation or reprisal for a similar act perpetrated by the other nation.

[Probably French rétorsion, from Latin retortus (influenced by Late Latin torsiō, a twisting, wringing), past participle of retorquēre, to cast back; see retort1.]

retorsion

(rɪˈtɔːʃən)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) rare retaliatory action taken by a state whose citizens have been mistreated by a foreign power by treating the subjects of that power similarly; reprisal
[C17: from French; see retort1]
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Retorsion
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