- 1A blood feud in which the family of a murdered person seeks vengeance on the murderer or the murderer’s family.More example sentences
- Every family cultivates its vendetta; every clan, its feud.
- That deadly combination has let loose a wave of vengeance killings, tribal vendettas, mercenary kidnappings and thievery.
- To reveal the offense would mean dragging his family into an obligatory vendetta.
- 1.1A prolonged bitter quarrel with or campaign against someone: he has accused the British media of pursuing a vendetta against himMore example sentences
- There have been personal vendettas pursued that way, though they are rare.
- Too much space is devoted to accounts of Bajaj's family life and personal vendettas.
- Mr Obeid blamed a vendetta by two family members for the malicious stories circulating in the media.
mid 19th century: from Italian, from Latin vindicta 'vengeance'.