Definition of Retorsion

1. n. Same as Retortion.



Definition of Retorsion

1. Noun. (legal) An act of retaliation taken by one nation against another as a reprisal ¹

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Definition of Retorsion

1. torsion [n -S] - See also: torsion

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Retorsion

retitling
retnol
retold
retook
retool
retooled
retooling
retools
retoperithelium
retopology
retore
retorn
retorque
retorqued
retorquing
retorsion (current term)
retorsions
retort
retort stand
retortamonad
retortamonads
retorted
retorter
retorters
retorting
retortion
retortions
retortive
retorts
retoss

Literary usage of Retorsion

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1. International Law Chiefly as Interpreted and Applied by the United States by Charles Cheney Hyde (1922)
"The term retorsion is said to refer broadly to " the action taken by a State in ... retorsion frequently takes the form of retaliation, when, for example, ..."

2. International Law: A Treatise by Lassa Oppenheim (1921)
"In practice, States have frequently employed retorsion in cases of ... The essence of retorsion consists in retaliation for a noxious act by a noxious act. ..."

3. International Law by George Grafton Wilson (1922)
"The offense in consequence of which measures of retorsion are taken may be an ... In recent years commercial retorsion has become a very important means of ..."

4. International Law by George Grafton Wilson, George Fox Tucker (1918)
"In recent years commercial retorsion has become a very important means ... The tariff wars of recent years show the effectiveness of commercial retorsion, ..."

5. International Law by George Grafton Wilson, George Fox Tucker (1917)
"The offense in consequence of which measures of retorsion are taken may be an ... In recent years commercial retorsion has become a very important means of ..."

6. The Law of Nations Considered as Independent Political Communities: On the by Travers Twiss (1875)
"When a Sovereign Prince is not satisfied with the manner in which his subjects are treated according to the laws retorsion and customs of another Nation, ..."

7. The Law of Nations Considered as Independent Political Communities by Travers Twiss (1875)
"When a Sovereign Prince is not satisfied with the manner in which his subjects are treated according to the laws retorsion and customs of another Nation, ..."

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