Definitions for punitiveˈpyu nɪ tɪv; -ˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. punitive, punitory(adj)

    inflicting punishment

    "punitive justice"; "punitive damages"


  1. punitive(Adjective)

    inflicting punishment, punishing

  2. Origin: punitivus, from punio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Punitive(adj)

    of or pertaining to punishment; involving, awarding, or inflicting punishment; as, punitive law or justice

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Dimitri Sevastakis:

    What is being proposed is punitive. It's a form of revenge.

  2. Timothy Njoya:

    It's not punitive, but transformative, i call it human rights masculinity.

  3. Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon:

    This is not meant to be punitive, but rather to dissuade others from carrying out terrorist attacks.

  4. Craig Fehr:

    The punitive effect of oil prices on the energy industry are the beneficial effects that accrue to the consumer.

  5. Christiana Figueres:

    Even if you do have a punitive system, that doesn't guarantee that it is going to be imposed or would lead to any better action.

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