retributory

retributory
adjective
1. of or relating to or having the nature of retribution
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retributive justice demands an eye for an eye

Similar to: ↑punitive, ↑punitory
Derivationally related forms: ↑retaliate (for: ↑retaliatory)
2. given or inflicted in requital according to merits or deserts
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retributive justice

Syn: ↑retributive, ↑vindicatory
Similar to: ↑just

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  • Retributory — Retributive 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • retributory — retribution ► NOUN ▪ punishment inflicted in the spirit of moral outrage or personal vengeance. DERIVATIVES retributive adjective retributory adjective. ORIGIN Latin, from retribuere assign again …   English terms dictionary

  • retributory — adjective Date: circa 1615 retributive …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • retributory — re·trib·u·to·ry (rĭ trĭbʹyə tôr ē, tōr ē) adj. Retributive. * * * …   Universalium

  • retributory — adj. pertaining to retribution, of retribution …   English contemporary dictionary

  • retributory — re·trib·u·to·ry …   English syllables

  • retributory damages — Also known as exemplary damages, retributory damages or vindictive damages. Damages awarded in excess of the claimant s loss. They are intended to punish the defendant and are more closely connected to criminal law than tort or contract. Punitive …   Law dictionary

  • Retributive — 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. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • exemplary damages — see damage 2 Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. exemplary damages …   Law dictionary

  • punitive damages — see damage 2 Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. punitive damages …   Law dictionary

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