Utu (Māori concept)
Utu is a Māori concept of reciprocation, or balance.
To retain mana, both friendly and unfriendly actions require an appropriate response - hence utu covers both the reciprocation of kind deeds, and the seeking of revenge. In contemporary usage, the word is also used to mean 'cost', in the sense of monetary value.
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