English noun: payback
|1.||payback (possession) financial return or reward (especially returns equal to the initial investment)|
|Broader (hypernym)||issue, payoff, proceeds, return, take, takings, yield|
|2.||payback (act) the act of taking revenge (harming someone in retaliation for something harmful that they have done) especially in the next life|
|Samples||Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.|
For vengeance I would do nothing. This nation is too great to look for mere revenge.
He swore vengeance on the man who betrayed him.
The swiftness of divine retribution.
|Broader (hypernym)||retaliation, revenge|