requital

[ ri-kwahyt-l ]
/ rɪˈkwaɪt l /

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.

Nearby words

  1. requirement,
  2. requisite,
  3. requisitely,
  4. requisition,
  5. requisitioner,
  6. requite,
  7. reradiation,
  8. rerailing,
  9. reread,
  10. rerebrace

Origin of requital

First recorded in 1570–80; requite + -al2

Related formsnon·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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Word Origin and History for requital

requital

n.

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

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