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from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Relating to retribution; retaliatory.

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

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

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