divine retribution

Definition of divine retribution


  1. :  punishment by God

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  of, relating to, or proceeding directly from God (see 1god 1) or a god (see 1god 2)

    :  being a deity

    :  directed to a deity

  1. :  clergyman

    :  theologian

  1. :  to discover by intuition or insight :  infer

    :  to discover or locate (as water or minerals underground) usually by means of a divining rod

    :  to seek to predict future events or discover hidden knowledge usually by the interpretation of omens or by the aid of supernatural powers :  to practice divination :  prophesy

  1. :  recompense, reward

    :  the dispensing or receiving of reward or punishment especially in the hereafter

    :  something given or exacted in recompense

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