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revanche

[ruh-vanch, -vahnsh] /rəˈvæntʃ, -ˈvɑ̃ʃ/
noun
1.
the policy of a state intent on regaining areas of its original territory that have been lost to other states as a result of war, a treaty signed under duress, etc.
Origin of revanche
1855-1860
1855-60; < French: revenge
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n.

"revenge," 1858, from French revanche (see revanchist).

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