(comparative more retributive, superlative most retributive)
- Relating to retribution; retaliatory.
Variant of retribution
punishment for evil done or reward for good done; requital
Origin of retributionMiddle English retribucioun ; from Old French retribution ; from Ecclesiastical Late Latin retributio ; from Classical Latin retributus, past participle of retribuere, to repay ; from re-, back + tribuere, to pay: see tribute