retribution


retribution
ret·ri·bu·tion /ˌre-trə-'byü-shən/ n: punishment imposed (as on a convicted criminal) for purposes of repayment or revenge for the wrong committed

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

retribution
I noun amends, atonement, avengement, compensation, counterstroke, desert, due, indemnification, justice, measure for measure, nemesis, payment, penalty, poena, punishment, punitive action, reciprocation, reparation, repayment, reprisal, requital, requitement, retaliation, retributive justice, return, revenge, reward, satisfaction, vengeance, vengefulness, vindictiveness II index condemnation (punishment), conviction (finding of guilt), correction (punishment), discipline (punishment), justice, punishment, relief (legal redress), reprisal, revenge, vengeance

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


retribution
n.
(1) Appropriate and just punishment for a crime or misdeed.
(2) Recompense; money or another consideration paid as restitution for wrongdoing.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

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