Definitions of "reprisal"
  1. It refers to the use of force, less than warfare, to take revenge for any damage sustained in international legal situations
  2. This phrase can also indicate a specific occurrence where similar retaliation involving a lesser degree of force was enacted
  3. In another context, it signifies any act taken to seek revenge
How to use "reprisal" in a sentence
  1. The country's leader justified the reprisal by referring to the unjust treatment his country had received internationally.
  2. The opposing group swiftly executed a reprisal after their leader was arrested by authorities.
  3. Alleged theft by neighbors led to a reprisal act that further reinforced the hostility between the two families.

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