Definitions for retributionˌrɛ trəˈbyu ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ret•ri•bu•tion*ˌrɛ trəˈbyu ʃən(n.)

  1. requital according to merits or deserts, esp. for evil.

  2. something given or inflicted in such requital.

  3. Theol. the distribution of rewards and punishments in a future life.

    Category: Religion

* Syn: See revenge.

Origin of retribution:

1350–1400; ME retribucioun < MF < LL retribūtiō (calque of Gk antídosis ) = L retribū-, var. s. of retribuere to give back (something owed) (see re -, tribute ) +-tiō -tion

Princeton's WordNet

  1. retribution, requital(noun)

    a justly deserved penalty

  2. retribution(noun)

    the act of correcting for your wrongdoing

  3. vengeance, retribution, payback(noun)

    the act of taking revenge (harming someone in retaliation for something harmful that they have done) especially in the next life

    "Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord"--Romans 12:19; "For vengeance I would do nothing. This nation is too great to look for mere revenge"--James Garfield; "he swore vengeance on the man who betrayed him"; "the swiftness of divine retribution"

Wiktionary

  1. retribution(Noun)

    Punishment inflicted in the spirit of moral outrage or personal vengeance.

  2. Origin: from retribuere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Retribution(noun)

    the act of retributing; repayment

  2. Retribution(noun)

    that which is given in repayment or compensation; return suitable to the merits or deserts of, as an action; commonly, condign punishment for evil or wrong

  3. Retribution(noun)

    specifically, reward and punishment, as distributed at the general judgment

Freebase

  1. Retribution

    Retribution is a 2006 mystery film, directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa, of a detective's investigation of serial murders that leads him to a mysterious woman in red who slowly draws him into the darkness.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

retribution(noun)

punishment, especially deserved.

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