retortion

retortion

[ri-tawr-shuhn]
noun
1.
the act of turning or bending back.
3.
International Law. retorsion.

Origin:
1585–95; < Medieval Latin retortiōn- (stem of retortiō), equivalent to Latin retort(us) (see retort1) + -iōn- -ion

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retortion (rɪˈtɔːʃən)
 
n
1.  the act of retorting
2.  a variant spelling of retorsion

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