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retributive

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adjective re·trib·u·tive \ri-ˈtri-byə-tiv\

Definition of retributive

  1. :  of, relating to, or marked by retribution

retributively

adverb


1678

First Known Use of retributive

1678


Law Dictionary

retributive

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adjective re·trib·u·tive \ri-ˈtri-byə-tiv\

Legal Definition of retributive

  1. :  of, relating to, or marked by retribution <retributive justice>

retributively

adverb



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