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Re: Exact revenge

Posted by RRC on July 13, 2007

In Reply to: Exact revenge posted by Completely Confused on July 13, 2007

: What is the origin of the phrase "to exact revenge" meaning to avenge oneself?

It's a straight forward use of the verb sense of "exact". Read http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?book=Dictionary&va=exact