Part of speech: noun

Requital; punishment.

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Usage examples "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", James Freeman Clarke.
  2. The day of mutual retribution is at hand- much nearer than is now imagined. - "The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus", 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", Octavius Brooks Frothingham.