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  • adj. Not punitive.


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non- +‎ punitive


  • Not everyone (thank goodness!) goes as far as Blackstone Group Chairman Steve Schwarzman, with his ill-judged comparison to Hitler's invasion of Poland, but fund manager Dan Loeb spoke for the broader financial fraternity last month when he accused the president of abandoning free-market capitalism and the Constitution's guarantee of freedom from "nonpunitive" taxation.

    Obama should call a truce with Wall Street

  • He was willing to take this momentous step because of his basic war aim of a nonpunitive peace and new world order.

    Between War and Peace

  • Such concerns are peripheral for banks that potentially were going to have trouble refinancing maturing debt at nonpunitive prices.

    Some Europe Banks Shun ECB Loans

  • But FAA officials also have said many of the errors didn't pose any serious danger to passengers, and that a large percentage of the increase was attributable to nonpunitive reporting systems implemented by Mr. Krakowski, which encourage controllers to acknowledge missteps, improper procedures or potentially unsafe operations, typically without fear of punishment.

    Turbulence Mounts at FAA

  • That's why he's now saying Michele Bachmann-y things like "the country's core founding principles included nonpunitive taxation, constitutionally guaranteed protections against persecution of the minority and an inexorable right of self-determination."

    Richard (RJ) Eskow: The Robespierre of the Hedge-Fund Revolution

  • Prompted partly by a spate of midair incidents around the country in recent months, Wednesday's announcement by the Federal Aviation Administration creates a nonpunitive system combining safety data from different sources to assemble a more comprehensive picture of the factors that cause airborne close calls.

    Pilots, Air-Traffic Controllers

  • As the child I quoted above described and as our own children have told Stacey and me, kids of all ages recognize the difference between schoolyard values and those informed by nonpunitive spirituality.

    Childhood Unbound

  • Speak to yourself positively, pat yourself on the back, and deal with setbacks in a positive, nonpunitive way.


  • I think that the government has sort of laid the groundwork with the stress test, to apply nonpunitive capital toward the healthy banks to enable them to go out and acquire, to gain critical scale.

    The Future of Nationalized Banks

  • But one of them is a nonpunitive policy for those workers who are sick, because it can do so much damage to the rest of the workforce.

    CNN Transcript Nov 4, 2009


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