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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Inflicting a penalty on

Usage examples (20)
  • Adjective : punitive laws; punitive action
  • In almost all his writings he opposes this punitory justice.
  • But the apostle says that this anger or punitory justice is “revealed from heaven.”
  • But, “That punitory justice,” say they, “which you assign as the source of punishment, is opposite to mercy.” for more
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