Definitions

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

Etymologies

Compare Latin retributorius worthy of retribution. (Wiktionary)

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