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RETORSION Definition & Legal Meaning

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In international law. A species of retaliation, which takes place where a government, whose citizens are subjected to severe and stringent regulation or harsh treatment by a foreign government, employs measures of equal severity aud harshness upon the subjects of the latter government fouud within its dominions. See Vattel, lib. 2, c. 18,


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