pretaliation - definition and synonyms

  1.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    responding to an attack before it happens; pre-emptive retaliation

    The problem for civilised discourse, though, might be that if everyone’s trying to get their pretaliation in first, then all discussions on any topic will begin immediately with a barrage of insult and invective, as on Twitter.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 04/12/2015