vengeance
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from venger to avenge, from Latin vindicare to lay claim to, avenge — more at vindicate Date: 14th century punishment inflicted in retaliation for an injury or offense ; retribution

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  • vengeance — [ vɑ̃ʒɑ̃s ] n. f. • XVe; venjance 1080; de venger 1 ♦ Action de se venger. ♢ (L accent étant mis sur la réparation) Dédommagement moral de l offensé par punition de l offenseur. La vengeance de l insulté fut le mépris. La vengeance d une insulte …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Vengeance — may refer to:*Revenge *HMS Vengeance , eight vessels of the British Royal Navy *Vultee A 31 Vengeance, an American dive bomber of the Second World WarIn publications: *Vengeance (comics), a character in the Marvel Universe * Vengeance (novel),… …   Wikipedia

  • VENGEANCE — (Heb. nekamah, nekimah), inflicting punishment on another in return for an offense or injury, or the withholding of benefits and kindness from another for the same reason. The Bible distinguishes between vengeance that is proper and vengeance… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • vengeance — Vengeance. s. f. Action par laquelle on se venge. Vengeance memorable, éclatante, pleine & entiere, cruelle, exemplaire. prendre, tirer vengeance. il en faut avoir vengeance. courir à la vengeance. j en ay fait la vengeance. il brûla tout le pays …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Vengeance — Personaje de Marvel Comics Información Nombre original Tte. Michael Badinilo / Comisario Kowalski Especialidad Fuerza superhumana. Invulnerabilidad a la mayoría de los ataques no mágicos. Invulner …   Wikipedia Español

  • Vengeance — Venge ance, n. [F. vengeance, fr. venger to avenge, L. vindicare to lay claim to, defend, avenge, fr. vindex a claimant, defender, avenger, the first part of which is of uncertain origin, and the last part akin to dicere to say. See {Diction},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vengeance — war eine niederländische Rock Band um Sänger Leon Geowie, die 1982 gegründet wurde. Sie zeichnete sich vor allem durch eine sehr positive Lebenseinstellung aus. 1984 wurde Vengeance von Derk Joling, dem damaligen A R Manager von CBS Records, bei… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • vengeance — Vengeance, Vltio, Vindicatio, Vindicta. Demander vengeance, Expetere poenas, B. Prendre vengeance, Vindicare. Qui fait la vengeance de quelque chose, Vindex. Laisser la vengeance d une injure aux loix et aux magistrats, Incomþmoda sua legibus… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • vengeance — c.1300, from Anglo Fr. vengeaunce, O.Fr. vengeance revenge, from vengier take revenge, from L. vindicare to set free, claim, avenge (see VINDICATE (Cf. vindicate)). Vengeance is mine, ... saith the Lord. Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; …   Etymology dictionary

  • vengeance — ► NOUN ▪ punishment inflicted or retribution exacted for an injury or wrong. ● with a vengeance Cf. ↑with a vengeance ORIGIN Old French, from venger avenge …   English terms dictionary

  • vengeance — [ven′jəns] n. [ME < OFr < venger, to avenge < L vindicare: see VINDICATE] 1. the return of an injury for an injury, in punishment or retribution; avenging of an injury or offense; revenge 2. the desire to make such a return with a… …   English World dictionary

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