/ri kwuyt"l/, n.
1. the act of requiting.
2. a return or reward for service, kindness, etc.
3. a retaliation for a wrong, injury, etc.
4. something given or done as repayment, reward, punishment, etc., in return.
[1570-80; REQUITE + -AL2]

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