Synonyms for retributive
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- 1. retaliatory, relatiative, retributive, retributory, vindicatory, punitive (vs. rehabilitative), punitory
- usage: of or relating to or having the nature of retribution; "retributive justice demands an eye for an eye"
- 2. retributive, retributory, vindicatory, just (vs. unjust)
- usage: given or inflicted in requital according to merits or deserts; "retributive justice"