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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act of retaliating, especially by a nation or group to regain lost territory or standing; revenge.

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  • noun Revenge or retaliation.
  • noun The political policy of regaining lost territory.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French, from Old French revancher, to revenge : re-, re- + vengier, vencher, to avenge; see revenge.]

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