from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of requiting.
- n. Return, as for an injury or friendly act.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Compensation for loss or damage; amends.
- n. retaliation or reprisal; vengeance.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of requiting; also, that which requites; return, good or bad, for anything done; in a good sense, compensation; recompense; ; in a bad sense, retaliation, or punishment.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of requiting, or that which requites: return for any office, good or bad.
- n. In a bad sense, retaliation or punishment.
- n. Synonyms Remuneration, payment, retribution. Requital differs from the other nouns indicating reward in expressing most emphatically either a full reward or a sharp retaliation. In the latter sense it comes near revenge (which see).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a justly deserved penalty
- n. an act of requiting; returning in kind
From the Middle English requite, 1570-1580. (Wiktionary)