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Justice and Divine Vengeance Pursuing Crime by Pierre-Paul Prud'hon, c. 1805-8.

Revenge is a harmful action against a person or group in response to a grievance, be it real or perceived. It is also called payback, retribution, retaliation or vengeance; it may be characterized as a form of justice (not to be confused with retributive justice), an altruistic action which enforces societal or moral justice aside from the legal system. Francis Bacon described it as a kind of "wild justice" that "does... offend the law [and] putteth the law out of office".<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>


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