Definitions for: Retortion






Webster (1913) Definition: Re*tor"tion, n. [Cf. F. r['e]torsion. See Retort,
v. t.]
1. Act of retorting or throwing back; reflection or turning
back. [Written also retorsion.]

It was, however, necessary to possess some single
term expressive of this intellectual retortion.
--Sir W.
Hamilton.

2. (Law) Retaliation. --Wharton.

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