re torsion

retorsion

[ri-tawr-shuhn]
noun International Law.
retaliation or reprisal by one state identical or similar to an act by an offending state, such as high tariffs or discriminating duties.
Also, retortion.


Origin:
1650–60; < Medieval Latin retorsiōn- (stem of retorsiō, variant of retortiō); see retortion

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retorsion (rɪˈtɔːʃən)
 
n
rare retaliatory action taken by a state whose citizens have been mistreated by a foreign power by treating the subjects of that power similarly; reprisal
 
[C17: from French; see retort1]

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