Punitory meaning

pyo͝onĭ-tôrē
Inflicting or intended to inflict punishment.
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Punitive; tending to punish.

God [...] may make moral evil, as well as natural, at the same time both prudential and punitory. "” A. Tucker.

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Origin of punitory

  • From Latin pūnītus from past participle of pūnīre to punish punish

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition