AskDefine | Define vengeance

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vengeance n : the act of taking revenge (harming someone in retaliation for something harmful that they have done) especially in the next life; "Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord"--Romans
1219; "For vengeance I would do nothing. This nation is too great to look for mere revenge"--James Garfield; "he swore vengeance on the man who betrayed him"; "the swiftness of divine retribution" [syn: retribution, payback]

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Etymology

Old French venger 'avenge'.

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Noun

  1. Revenge taken for an insult, injury, or other wrong.

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revenge taken for an insult, injury, or other wrong

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