Associations to the word «Reprisal»

Wiktionary

REPRISAL, noun. An act of retaliation.
REPRISAL, noun. (archaic) Something taken from an enemy in retaliation.
REPRISAL, noun. (archaic) The act of taking something from an enemy by way of retaliation or indemnity.

Dictionary definition

REPRISAL, noun. A retaliatory action against an enemy in wartime.

Wise words

We should have a great fewer disputes in the world if words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves.
John Locke