from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. vengeance; revenge
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Vengeance; revenge.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Revenge; vengeance.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Brandenburg v. Ohio, the Supreme Court unanimously reversed a criminal conviction of a Ku Klux Klan leader who -- surrounded by hooded indivduals holding weapons -- gave a speech threatening "revengeance" against any government official who "continues to suppress the white, Caucasian race."
At the rally, references were made to the possibility of "revengeance" against
"What I promised war not ter visit no revengeance on ther wrong fellers," he corrected.
He strak he cane down 'pun de groun', en do lak he gwine take he revengeance out'n po 'ole Brer Tarrypin.
Dey tells me dat somebody 'cross dar in Jasper county tuck'n kotch a Tarrypin w'ich he got marks cut in he back dat 'uz put dar' fo 'our folks went fer ter git revengeance in de Moccasin war.
Also, In Brandenburg v. Ohio, a KKK leader was prosecuted for giving a speech at a farm outside of Cincinnati in which he warned that "if our president, our Congress, our Supreme Court, continues to suppress the white, Caucasian race, it's possible that there might be some revengeance taken." the U.S.
Ohio, we reversed the conviction of a Ku Klux Klan leader for threatening “revengeance” if the “suppression” of the white race continued; we relied on “the principle that the constitutional guarantees of free speech and free press do not permit a State to forbid or proscribe advocacy of the use of force or of law violation except where such advocacy is directed to inciting or producing imminent lawless action and is likely to incite or produce such action.”
Can’t find the text of the problematic speech, but what I’ve found indicates that Brandenburg made some garbled statements about “revengeance”.
"Hit mought not er bin endurin 'er de dog days," said the old man, recurring to Daddy Jack's story, "'kaze dey wuz times dat w'en dey push ole Brer Rabbit so close he' uz des bleedz ter git he revengeance out'n um.
"Hit tu'n out dat Brer Wolf ain't hurted much, en w'en he fine dis out, he tuck'n tuck a notion dat ef he ev 'gwine git he revengeance out'n