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retributory Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective satellite of or relating to or having the nature of retribution
    retaliatory; retributive; relatiative; vindicatory.
    • retributive justice demands an eye for an eye
  2. adjective satellite given or inflicted in requital according to merits or deserts
    retributive; vindicatory.
    • retributive justice
WordNet

Re*trib"u*tive, Re*trib"u*to*ry adjective (Also<
  • Retributive
  • Retributory
)
Etymology
Cf. LL. retributorius worthy of retribution.
Definitions
  1. Of or pertaining to retribution; of the nature of retribution; involving retribution or repayment; as, retributive justice; retributory comforts.

Webster 1913


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