What does punitive mean?

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

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word punitive.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. punitive, punitory(adj)

    inflicting punishment

    "punitive justice"; "punitive damages"

Wiktionary

  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

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of punitive in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of punitive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Timothy Njoya:

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

  2. Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon:

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

  3. Joe Openshaw:

    This decision does lift a weight off my shoulders, because I would have felt bad if a punitive measure had been taken against bishop Talbert because of a celebration of our love.

  4. Thomas Troward:

    It is an enduring truth, which can never be altered, that every infraction of the Law of nature must carry its punitive consequences with it. We can never get beyond that range of cause and effect.

  5. Martin Kobler:

    We were giving the waivers in former incarnations because we thought the government was now taking punitive actions and giving the cases to the military prosecutor. This was not done in several cases.

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