1. the act of taking revenge (harming someone in retaliation for something harmful that they have done) especially in the next life

- 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

Similar word(s): payback, retribution

Definition categories: act, retaliation, revenge