Definition of revanche in English:
The policy of a nation to seek the return of lost territory.
- France was hungry for revanche, and Britain cynically played its neighbours off against one another to achieve a ‘balance of power’.
- Would there be cells of unrepentant quislings seeking a Japanese revanche?
- Moreover, the keenest supporters of revanche were mostly the republic's nationalist enemies.
French, literally 'revenge'.
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