In the military, Congress has finally recognized the rights of gays to serve openly and proudly without fear of reprisal.
Declining to use his real name out of fear of reprisal, Ibrahim describes a dark and gruesome odyssey.
The young Syrian-Palestinian cartoonist extends a vital tradition—but one where reprisal can mean violence death.
Scholars, the argument goes, can write about any topic without fear of reprisal from university officials.
Paul showed me the pathetic Porsche and then described his plan of reprisal.
But thank God, there is recorded against the Saints no such horrible deeds of reprisal.
Will you let me plan the reprisal attack as well as arrange to get you out?
The fecundity of the French Canadian race is such that this method of reprisal on the cur is not rare.
Well, I don't mind; you shall plan the reprisal and then get us out of the mess.
She seemed gauging me, trying, no doubt, to find out what reprisal would be taken against her brother.
early 15c., "seizing property or citizens of another nation in retaliation for loss inflicted on one's own," from Anglo-French reprisaille (14c.), from Old French reprisaille (Modern French représaille), from early Italian ripresaglia, from ripreso, past participle of riprendere "take back," from Latin reprendere, earlier reprehendere (see reprehend). General sense of "retaliation" is from 1710.
An act by which a nation seeks, short of war, to redress a wrong committed against it by another nation. Boycotts and blockades are common forms of reprisal.