Definition of retributory in English:


Pronunciation /riˈtribyəˌtôrē/


See retribution

‘My own moral intuition wishes that people in general, and law professors in particular, understood retributory bloodlust as a natural human reaction, but one that we should learn to suppress, not to indulge in.’
  • ‘Blaming the self may allow the perceived deflection of interpersonal hostility and result in a shield against retributory threat from the external environment.’
  • ‘In the principles of justice, the concept of retributory justice is important to the victims and the society.’