from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of retaliating; revenge.
- n. A usually political policy, as of a nation or an ethnic group, intended to regain lost territory or standing.
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- n. Revenge or retaliation.
- n. The political policy of regaining lost territory.
French, from Old French revancher, to revenge : re-, re- + vengier, vencher, to avenge; see revenge.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)