vendetta

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Vendetta \Ven*det"ta\, noun [It.]

1. A blood feud; private revenge for the murder of a kinsman.

2. Any feud or contention that is bitter and prolonged; however, the deep enmity may be held by only one party to the dispute; as, the former Mayor nurtured a lifelong vendetta against the candidate who defeated him. [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

vendetta

noun

1: a feud in which members of the opposing parties murder each other [syn: {vendetta}, {blood feud}]


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