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    brought upon

    Source: Out of Africa by Isak Dinensen.
    Author wrote on idea of justice in Africa
    "To the African there is but one way of counterbalancing the catastrophes of existence, it shall be done by replacement; he does not look for the motive of an action. Whether you lie in wait for your enemy and cut his throat in the dark; or you fell a tree, and a thoughtless stranger passes by and is killed: so far as punishment goes, to the Native mind, it is the same thing. A loss has been brought upon the community and must be made up for, somewhere, by somebody."

    Please Teachers and Members tell me the meaning of underlined words. I could not find 'bring upon" in any dictionary. Thanks!

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    Re: brought upon

    Someone has caused a loss.
    I am not a teacher.

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