Definition of "retributive"
  1. It's an adjective that pertains to punishment that's given as a kind of payback for wrongdoing
How to use "retributive" in a sentence
  1. The jury recommended a retributive sentence for his heinous crime.
  2. They demanded retributive justice for the harm inflicted upon them.
  3. The new policy is seen as overly retributive and short-sighted.

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