403 - Reprisal
Reprisal : Adj
activity against another person, especially as a punishment by military forces or a political group (Cambridge)
a violent or aggressive act towards somebody because of something bad that they have done towards you (Oxford)
They promised that individuals could live freely without fear of reprisal from the military. (Cambridge).
The attack was in reprisal for the kidnapping of their leaders.
They did not want to give evidence for fear of reprisals. (Oxford)
Phrases & Connected Words
in reprisal for something