Inflicting, concerned with, or directed toward punishment.
Webster's New World
The definition of punitive is something that is involved with punishment.
An example of punitive is a measure taken to reprimand someone.
Origin of Punitive
Medieval Latin pūnītīvus from Latin poenīre, pūnīre to punish punish
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Medieval Latin punitivus, from pÅ«niō (“I punish").
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