Reprisal

A reprisal is a limited and deliberate violation of international law to punish another sovereign state that has already broken them. Reprisals in the laws of war are extremely limited, as they commonly breached the rights of non-combatants, an action outlawed by the Geneva Conventions. It is not to be confused with retorsions, as these constitute...
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Reprisal

• (n.) 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. • (n.) The act of taking from an enemy by way of reteliation or indemnity. • (n.) Any act of retaliation. • (n.) Anything taken from an enemy in retaliation.Reprisal: words in the defini...
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reprisal

(from the article `war, law of`) There is here a very fine line dividing anticipatory self-defense, which may be legally permissible, from reprisal, the prime object of which is to ...
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reprisal

noun a retaliatory action against an enemy in wartime
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Reprisal

Re·pris'al noun [ French repr...saille , Italian ripresaglia , rappresaglia , Late Latin reprensaliae , from Latin reprehendere , reprehensum . See Reprehend , Reprise .] 1. The act of taking from an enemy by way of reteliation or ind...
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reprisal

a retaliatory action against an enemy in wartime
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reprisal

a retaliatory action against an enemy in wartime
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reprisal

reprisal, in international law, the forcible taking, in time of peace, by one country of the property or territory belonging to another country or to the citizens of the other country, to be held as a pledge or as redress in order to satisfy a claim. A reprisal, technically, is not an act of war, be...
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reprisal

[n] - a retaliatory action against an enemy in wartime
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