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requital

[ri-kwahyt-l] /rɪˈkwaɪt l/
noun
1.
the act of requiting.
2.
a return or reward for service, kindness, etc.
3.
a retaliation for a wrong, injury, etc.
4.
something given or done as repayment, reward, punishment, etc., in return.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; requite + -al2
Related forms
nonrequital, noun
unrequital, noun
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Examples for requital
  • It is the final supreme humiliation without which the requital of destiny would not be complete.
  • It would be a poor requital for their good offices to start at some future day an other such needless war.
  • Hubris is not the requital of past injuries this is revenge.
  • In requital of such services they receive valuable gifts and privileges.
British Dictionary definitions for requital

requital

/rɪˈkwaɪtəl/
noun
1.
the act or an instance of requiting
2.
a return or compensation for a good or bad action
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Word Origin and History for requital
n.

1570s, from requite + -al (2).

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