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Definitions for punitive
ˈpyu nɪ tɪv; -ˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr ipuni·tive

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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

How to pronounce punitive?

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How to say punitive in sign language?

  1. punitive


  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

Examples of punitive in a Sentence

  1. Democratic State Senator Andy Manar:

    Our (existing) formula is almost punitive to children who live in poverty today.

  2. Benjamin McMichael:

    With such a large punitive damages award at issue, appellate courts may be more willing to come down hard on the plaintiffs.

  3. Dimitri Sevastakis:

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

  4. Fast FactsState Sen. Virginia Lyons:

    The lack of a definitive enumeration of reproductive liberty in Vermont's constitution, the threat of Roe v. Wade being overturned by a very conservative US Supreme Court and the cloud of a multi-state initative to pass restrictive/punitive laws all build a strong case for Prop 5 to go to the voters.

  5. Volkswagen AG -LRB- VOWG_p:

    These plaintiffs had minimal losses and were rightfully denied the unjustified windfall they were seeking. Plaintiffs' counsel today asked for punitive damages in the millions of dollars, the jury correctly refused that request. Even so, this award exceeds clear constitutional limits and we will ask the court to reduce it accordingly.

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