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  1. Retributeverb

    to pay back; to give in return, as payment, reward, or punishment; to requite; as, to retribute one for his kindness; to retribute just punishment to a criminal

    Etymology: [L. retributus, p. p. ofretribuere to retribute; pref re- + tribuere to bestow, assign, pay. See Tribute.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Retribute

    rē-trib′ūt, v.t. to give back: to make repayment of.—ns. Rētrib′ūter, -or; Retribū′tion, repayment: suitable return: reward or punishment: retaliation.—adjs. Rētrib′ūtive, repaying: rewarding or punishing suitably; Rētrib′ūtory. [L. retributioretribuĕre, to give back—re-, back, tribuĕre, to give.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of retribute in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of retribute in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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    a textile machine for weaving yarn into a textile
    • A. loom
    • B. embellish
    • C. render
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