Definitions for punitiveˈpyu nɪ tɪv; -ˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i
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"punitive justice"; "punitive damages"
inflicting punishment, punishing
Origin: punitivus, from punio.
of or pertaining to punishment; involving, awarding, or inflicting punishment; as, punitive law or justice
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What is being proposed is punitive. It's a form of revenge.
It's not punitive, but transformative, i call it human rights masculinity.
This is not meant to be punitive, but rather to dissuade others from carrying out terrorist attacks.
The punitive effect of oil prices on the energy industry are the beneficial effects that accrue to the consumer.
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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