retortion

[ ri-tawr-shuhn ]
/ rɪˈtɔr ʃən /

noun

the act of turning or bending back.
International Law. retorsion.

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Origin of retortion

1585–95; <Medieval Latin retortiōn- (stem of retortiō), equivalent to Latin retort(us) (see retort1) + -iōn--ion
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British Dictionary definitions for retortion

retortion
/ (rɪˈtɔːʃən) /

noun

the act of retorting
a variant spelling of retorsion
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