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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Given or inflicted in requital according to merits or deserts; Of or relating to or having the nature of revenge.

Usage examples (35)
  • retributive justice demands an eye for an eye
  • retributive justice
  • Adjective : retributive justice
  • She thought she saw clearly, that their unnatural bereavement was a blow dealt in retributive justice; but she found it not in her heart to exult or rejoice over them. for more
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