What does the word retribution mean?

Usage examples for retribution

  1. Six of these only prove future retribution, and only two of them have any direct bearing upon the main question. – Orthodoxy: Its Truths And Errors by James Freeman Clarke
  2. The day of mutual retribution is at hand- much nearer than is now imagined. – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  3. The future life is no longer associated with retribution, and immortality means opportunity instead of doom. – Recollections and Impressions 1822-1890 by Octavius Brooks Frothingham