[あいさつ, aisatsu] (n,vs,adj-no) (1) greeting; greetings; salutation; salute; (2) speech (congratulatory or appreciative); address; (3) reply; response; (4) (sl) revenge; retaliation; (exp) (5) (See 御挨拶) a fine thing to say (used as part of a sarcastic response to a rude remark); (6) (orig. meaning) dialoging (with another Zen practitioner to ascertain their level of enlightenment); (P) [Add to Longdo]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:
Retaliation \Re*tal`i*a"tion\, n.
The act of retaliating, or of returning like for like;
retribution; now, specifically, the return of evil for evil;
e.g., an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.
God . . . takes what is done to others as done to
himself, and by promise obloges himself to full
Syn: Requital; reprisal; retribution; punishment.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
n 1: action taken in return for an injury or offense [syn:
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