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retorsion

[ri-tawr-shuh n] /rɪˈtɔr ʃən/
noun, International Law.
1.
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
1650-1660
1650-60; < Medieval Latin retorsiōn- (stem of retorsiō, variant of retortiō); see retortion
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retorsion

/rɪˈtɔːʃən/
noun
1.
(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
Word Origin
C17: from French; see retort1
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