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ˌrɛ trəˈbyu ʃənret·ri·bu·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. retribution, requitalnoun

    a justly deserved penalty

  2. retributionnoun

    the act of correcting for your wrongdoing

  3. vengeance, retribution, paybacknoun

    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. retributionnoun

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

    Etymology: from retribuere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Retributionnoun

    the act of retributing; repayment

  2. Retributionnoun

    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. Retributionnoun

    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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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of retribution in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of retribution in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of retribution in a Sentence

  1. Amnesty International Iran researcher:

    This punishment exposes the utter brutality of Iran's justice system and underlines the Iranian authorities' shocking disregard for basic humanity, meting out cruel and inhuman retribution punishments is not justice. Blinding, like stoning, amputation and flogging, is a form of corporal punishment prohibited by international law. Such punishments should not be carried out under any circumstances.

  2. Stephanie Grisham:

    He'll be able to do whatever he wants, and we all know there is going to be retribution, there is going to be revenge. I guarantee there will be draconian policies, and they're not going to care because they don't have to run for reelection again.

  3. Al Shabaab:

    Harakat Al-Shabaab Al Mujahideen carried out the airborne operation as a retribution for the crimes committed by the coalition of Western crusaders and their intelligence agencies against the Muslims of Somalia.

  4. Donald Trump:

    The U.S. is going to substantially reduce taxes and regulations on businesses, but any business that leaves our country for another country, fires its employees, builds a new factory or plant in the other country, and then thinks it will sell its product back into the U.S. without retribution or consequences, is WRONG!

  5. Chris Dillingham:

    I filed the complaint in federal court because we are dealing with the government: Valencia State College. This is a constitutional federal rights claim. The vaginal probes and my client's right to refuse them without retribution; their First and Fourth Amendments were violated. although it was stated in orientation it was voluntary, it became increasingly clear it was not. This is a very expensive program, these are young women. ... I'm not a doctor but they have suffered significant psychological damage.

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