Part of speech: adjective


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Usage examples "retributive":

  1. There was a retributive justice for all those who infracted the rules of the game. - "'Firebrand' Trevison", 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", 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", G. A. Chadwick.