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

First recorded in 1570–80; requite + -al2
Related formsnon·re·quit·al, nounun·re·quit·al, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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

1570s, from requite + -al (2).

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