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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a retaliatory action against an enemy in wartime;

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Reprisal \Re*pris"al\ (r?-priz"al), n. [F. repr?saille, It. ripresaglia, rappresaglia, LL. reprensaliae, fr. L. reprehendere, reprehensum. See Reprehend, Reprise.] 1. The act of taking from an enemy by way of reteliation or indemnity. [1913 Webster] Debatable ground, on which incursions and reprisals continued to take place. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 2. Anything taken from an enemy in retaliation. [1913 Webster] 3. The act of retorting on an enemy by inflicting suffering or death on a prisoner taken from him, in retaliation for an act of inhumanity. --Vattel (Trans.) [1913 Webster] 4. Any act of retaliation. --Waterland. [1913 Webster] Letters of marque and reprisal. See under Marque. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

reprisal n 1: a retaliatory action against an enemy in wartime
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

33 Moby Thesaurus words for "reprisal": amends, avengement, avenging, blood feud, comeuppance, compensation, counterblow, desert, deserts, feud, getting even, indemnification, indemnity, just deserts, punishment, quittance, recompense, redress, repayment, requital, restitution, retaliation, retribution, revanche, revanchism, revenge, reward, sweet revenge, vendetta, vengeance, vindication, what is due, what is merited