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requital

[ ri-kwahyt-l ]
/ rɪˈkwaɪt l /
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noun

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.

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Origin of requital

First recorded in 1570–80; requite + -al2

OTHER WORDS FROM requital

non·re·quit·al, nounun·re·quit·al, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for requital

requital
/ (rɪˈkwaɪtəl) /

noun

the act or an instance of requiting
a return or compensation for a good or bad action
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