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Reprisal Meaning & Synonyms from 601 Words

Reprisal meaning and synonyms in real context from the book, 601 Words You Need to Know to Pass Your Exam with illustrations and antonyms. Improve your reading and listening comprehension with the word, reprisal.

/rɪˈpraɪ.zəl/ (noun)

Reprisal meaning

a strong and violent activity against an opposing group, person or enemy by using military forces, an act of retaliation, retaliation, payback, counter-attack, revenge, comeback, vengeance, indemnification, requital, punishment, amends


Taking (or threatening to take) an unfavorable personnel action or withholding (or threatening to withhold) a favorable personnel action as reprisal for making or preparing a protected communication to a Member of Congress; an IG of a DoD component; a member of a DoD audit, inspection, investigation or law enforcement organization; or any other person or organization (including any other person or organization in the chain of command) designated under component regulations or other established administrative procedures to receive such communications.

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