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- The act of retaliating; revenge.
- A usually political policy, as of a nation or an ethnic group, intended to regain lost territory or standing.
Origin: French, from Old French revancher, to revenge : re-, re- + vengier, vencher, to avenge; see revenge.
- re·vanchˈism noun
- re·vanchˈist adjective & n.
- re·vanch·isˈtic adjective