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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, involving, or characterized by retribution; retributory.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Relating to retribution; retaliatory.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to retribution; of the nature of retribution; involving retribution or repayment

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Making or bringing retribution or requital; paying back; conferring reward or punishment according to desert; retaliative.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. given or inflicted in requital according to merits or deserts
  • adj. of or relating to or having the nature of retribution

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