[ ri-tal-ee-ey-shuh n ]
/ rɪˌtæl iˈeɪ ʃən /


the act of retaliating; return of like for like; reprisal.

Origin of retaliation

First recorded in 1575–85; retaliate + -ion

OTHER WORDS FROM retaliation

coun·ter·re·tal·i·a·tion, nounnon·re·tal·i·a·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for non-retaliation

  • And as for that doctrine of non-retaliation, a man should be very sure of his own motives before he submits to it.

    The Vicar of Bullhampton|Anthony Trollope