from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Retributive.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of or relating to retribution; of the nature of retribution; involving retribution or repayment.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Serving as a requital or retribution.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to or having the nature of retribution
- adj. given or inflicted in requital according to merits or deserts
Compare Latin retributorius worthy of retribution. (Wiktionary)