In the military, Congress has finally recognized the rights of gays to serve openly and proudly without fear of reprisal.
The attack was allegedly meant to serve as a reprisal for American participation in Operation Restore Hope in Somalia.
Paul showed me the pathetic Porsche and then described his plan of reprisal.
early 15c., "seizing property or citizens of another nation in retaliation for loss inflicted on one's own," from Anglo-French reprisaille (14c.), from Old French reprisaille (Modern French représaille), from early Italian ripresaglia, from ripreso, past participle of riprendere "take back," from Latin reprendere, earlier reprehendere (see reprehend). General sense of "retaliation" is from 1710.
An act by which a nation seeks, short of war, to redress a wrong committed against it by another nation. Boycotts and blockades are common forms of reprisal.