Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Serving as a requital or retribution.

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

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

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

Etymologies

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Compare Latin retributorius worthy of retribution.

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