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Vengeance

  • By: Ryan P. Brown
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Vengeance, synonymous with revenge, is an act of (or motivation for) retribution in response to a perceived transgression. This definition implies that a transgressor has incurred a social debt, and although the greatest satisfaction might come from forcing the actual transgressor ...

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