(Re*quit"a*ble) a. That may be requited.
(Re*quit"al) n. [From Requite.] The act of requiting; also, that which requites; return, good or
bad, for anything done; in a good sense, compensation; recompense; as, the requital of services; in a bad
sense, retaliation, or punishment; as, the requital of evil deeds.
No merit their aversion can remove,Waller.
Nor ill requital can efface their love.
Syn. Compensation; recompense; remuneration; reward; satisfaction; payment; retribution; retaliation; reprisal; punishment.
(Re"quite") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Requited; p. pr. & vb. n. Requiting.] [Pref. re- + quit.] To
repay; in a good sense, to recompense; to return (an equivalent) in good; to reward; in a bad sense, to
retaliate; to return (evil) for evil; to punish.
He can requite thee; for he knows the charmaMilton.
That call fame on such gentle acts as these.
Thou hast seen it; for thou beholdest mischief and spite, to requite it with thy hand.Ps. x. 14.
Syn. To repay; reward; pay; compensate; remunerate; satisfy; recompense; punish; revenge.
(Re*quite"ment) n. Requital [Obs.] E. Hall.
(Re*quit"er) n. One who requites.
(Rere"brace`) n. [F. arrière-bras.] (Anc. Armor) Armor for the upper part of the arm. Fairholt.
(Rere`de*main") n. [F. arrière back + de of + main hand.] A backward stroke. [Obs.]
(Rere"dos) n. [From rear + F. dos back, L. dorsum. Cf. Dorsal.] (Arch.) (a) A screen or
partition wall behind an altar. (b) The back of a fireplace. (c) The open hearth, upon which fires were
lighted, immediately under the louver, in the center of ancient halls. [Also spelt reredosse.] Fairholt.
(Rere"fief`) n. [F. arrière-fief. See Rear hinder, and Fief.] (Scots Law) A fief held of a superior
feudatory; a fief held by an under tenant. Blackstone.
(Re*reign") v. i. To reign again.
(Re`-re*it"er*ate) v. t. To reiterate many times. [R.] "My re-reiterated wish." Tennyson.
(Rere"mouse`) n. (Zoöl.) A rearmouse.
(Re`-re*solve") v. t. & i. To resolve again.
Resolves, and re-resolves, then dies the same.Young.
(Rere"ward`) n. [See Rearward.] The rear guard of an army. [Obs.]
||Res gestæ [L., things done] (Law), the facts which form the environment of a litigated issue. Wharton.
||Res judicata [L.] (Law), a thing adjudicated; a matter no longer open to controversy.
(||Res) n.; pl. Res. [L.] A thing; the particular thing; a matter; a point.
(Re*sail") v. t. & i. To sail again; also, to sail back, as to a former port.
(Re*sale") n. A sale at second hand, or at retail; also, a second sale. Bacon.
(Re*sal"gar) n. Realgar. [Obs.] Chaucer.