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Adjective: retributive  ri'tri-byu-tiv
  1. Of or relating to or having the nature of retribution
    "retributive justice demands an eye for an eye";
    - retaliatory, retaliative, retributory, vindicatory
  2. Given or inflicted in requital according to merits or deserts
    "retributive justice";
    - retributory, vindicatory

See also: just, punitive, punitory

Encyclopedia: Retributive