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 for Tit for tat
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tit \Tit\, n.
     1. A small horse. --Tusser.
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     2. A woman; -- used in contempt. --Burton.
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     3. A morsel; a bit. --Halliwell.
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     4. [OE.; cf. Icel. titter a tit or small bird. The word
        probably meant originally, something small, and is perhaps
        the same as teat. Cf. Titmouse, Tittle.] (Zool.)
        (a) Any one of numerous species of small singing birds
            belonging to the families Paridae and
            Leiotrichidae; a titmouse.
        (b) The European meadow pipit; a titlark.
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     Ground tit. (Zool.) See Wren tit, under Wren.
  
     Hill tit (Zool.), any one of numerous species of Asiatic
        singing birds belonging to Siva, Milna, and allied
        genera.
  
     Tit babbler (Zool.), any one of several species of small
        East Indian and Asiatic timaline birds of the genus
        Trichastoma.
  
     Tit for tat. [Probably for tip for tap. See Tip a slight
        blow.] An equivalent; retaliation.
  
     Tit thrush (Zool.), any one of numerous species of Asiatic
        and East Indian birds belonging to Suthora and allied
        genera. In some respects they are intermediate between the
        thrushes and titmice.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  tit for tat
      n 1: an equivalent given in return

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  78 Moby Thesaurus words for "tit for tat":
     agency, alternation, balance, ballast, battledore and shuttlecock,
     blow for blow, change, coaction, commutation,
     complementary distribution, concurrence, consideration,
     cooperation, counterbalance, counterchange, counterpoise,
     counterweight, cross fire, delegation, deputation, deputyship,
     displacement, engagement, equipoise, equivalent, exchange,
     give-and-take, interaction, interchange, intercommunication,
     intercourse, interlacing, intermeshing, intermutation, interplay,
     intertwining, interweaving, interworking, law of retaliation,
     lex talionis, like for like, makeweight, measure for measure, mesh,
     meshing, mutual admiration, mutual support, mutual transfer,
     mutuality, offset, permutation, power of attorney, quid pro quo,
     reciprocality, reciprocation, reciprocity, replacement,
     representation, retaliation, seesaw, setoff,
     something for something, something in return, something of value,
     subrogation, substitution, supersedence, superseding, supersedure,
     supersession, supplantation, supplanting, supplantment, switch,
     talion, transposal, transposition, vicariousness
  
  

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