Re·tal·i·a·tion n. The act of retaliating, or of returning like for like; retribution; now, specifically, the return of evil for evil; e.g., an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.
God . . . takes what is done to others as done to himself, and by promise obloges himself to full retaliation. --Calamy.
Syn: -- Requital; reprisal; retribution; punishment.
n : action taken in return for an injury or offense [syn: revenge]