Usage examples for retributive

  1. There was a retributive justice for all those who infracted the rules of the game. – 'Firebrand' Trevison by Charles Alden Seltzer
  2. While either of them exists man may well doubt the existence of retributive justice in human affairs. – Monks, Popes, and their Political Intrigues by John Alberger
  3. But the same retributive justice of which this was an expression was preparing to blight, presently, all the possessions of all the nation. – The Gospel According to St. Mark by G. A. Chadwick