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Definition 1: given or inflicted in requital according to merits or deserts - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where retributive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • retributive justice

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(retributive is similar to ...) used especially of what is legally or ethically right or proper or fitting

"a just and lasting peace" "a kind and just man" "a just reward" "his just inheritance"

Definition 2: of or relating to or having the nature of retribution - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where retributive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • retributive justice demands an eye for an eye

Synonyms for retributive in the sense of this definition

(retributive is similar to ...) inflicting punishment

"punitive justice" "punitive damages"

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