- the act of requiting.
- a return or reward for service, kindness, etc.
- a retaliation for a wrong, injury, etc.
- something given or done as repayment, reward, punishment, etc., in return.
Origin of requital
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Examples from the Web for requital
Is this your requital for the part I have borne amongst you?The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II)
Charles James Lever
Her affections may be bestowed where they shall meet no requital.The Young Maiden
A. B. (Artemas Bowers) Muzzey
But it awoke no association there, and ‘Thank you, my dear,’ was the only requital.Hopes and Fears
Charlotte M. Yonge
This requital, so unexpected, was more dreadful to her than the scaffold.Madame Roland, Makers of History
John S. C. Abbott
The third concrete moral idea is that of equity, or requital.Outlines of Educational Doctrine
John Frederick Herbart
- the act or an instance of requiting
- a return or compensation for a good or bad action
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Word Origin and History for requital
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