Re·quit·al n. The act of requiting; also, that which requites; return, good or bad, for anything done; in a good sense, compensation; recompense; as, the requital of services; in a bad sense, retaliation, or punishment; as, the requital of evil deeds.
No merit their aversion can remove,
Nor ill requital can efface their love. --Waller.
Syn: -- Compensation; recompense; remuneration; reward; satisfaction; payment; retribution; retaliation; reprisal; punishment.
n 1: a justly deserved penalty [syn: retribution]
2: an act of requiting; returning in kind