Definitions for: Retributive


[adj] given or inflicted in requital according to merits or deserts; "retributive justice"
[adj] of or relating to or having the nature of retribution; "retributive justice demands an eye for an eye"



Webster (1913) Definition: Re*trib"u*tive, Retributory Re*trib"u*to*ry, a.
[Cf. LL. retributorius worthy of retribution.]
Of or pertaining to retribution; of the nature of
retribution; involving retribution or repayment; as,
retributive justice; retributory comforts.

Synonyms: avenging, just, reciprocal, retributory, vindicatory

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