vendettist

vendetta

[ven-det-uh]
noun
1.
a private feud in which the members of the family of a murdered person seek to avenge the murder by killing the slayer or one of the slayer's relatives, especially such vengeance as once practiced in Corsica and parts of Italy.
2.
any prolonged and bitter feud, rivalry, contention, or the like: a political vendetta.

Origin:
1850–55; < Italian < Latin vindicta vengeance; see vindictive

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vendetta (vɛnˈdɛtə)
 
n
1.  a private feud, originally between Corsican or Sicilian families, in which the relatives of a murdered person seek vengeance by killing the murderer or some member of his family
2.  any prolonged feud, quarrel, etc
 
[C19: from Italian, from Latin vindicta, from vindicāre to avenge; see vindicate]
 
ven'dettist
 
n

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vendetta
1855, from It. vendetta "a feud, blood feud," from L. vindicta "revenge" (see vindictive). Especially associated with Corsica.
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