1. A punishment inflicted in retaliation for injury or offense. Often disproportionate to the injury done.
2. Revenge or retribution exacted with extreme prejudice, enthusiasm, and passion.
3. Retaliation by extreme measures, or carried to the extreme.
4. (-with a VENGEANCE) with great force or vehemence; to an extreme or excessive degree.
Alexander the Great exacted vengeance upon the Greek mercenaries he found fighting for the Persian king by killing
every last man of them.
"When I whet my flashing sword, and my hand takes hold on judgement, I will take VENGEANCE upon mine enemies, and I will repay those who haze me. Oh Lord, raise me to Thy right hand and count me among Thy Saints."
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