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Punitive definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

PU'NITIVE, a. Awarding or inflicting punishment; that punishes; as punitive law or justice.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: inflicting punishment; "punitive justice"; "punitive damages" [syn: punitive, punitory] [ant: rehabilitative]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Etymology: French punitif, from Medieval Latin punitivus, from Latin punitus, past participle of punire Date: 1624 inflicting, involving, or aiming at punishment <severe punitive measures> punitively adverb punitiveness noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. (also punitory) 1 inflicting or intended to inflict punishment. 2 (of taxation etc.) extremely severe. 3 Law (of damages etc.) = VINDICTIVE. Derivatives: punitively adv. Etymology: F punitif -ive or med.L punitivus (as PUNISHMENT)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Punitive Pu"ni*tive, a. Of or pertaining to punishment; involving, awarding, or inflicting punishment; as, punitive law or justice. If death be punitive, so, likewise, is the necessity imposed upon man of toiling for his subsistence. -- I. Taylor. We shall dread a blow from the punitive hand. --Bagehot.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Punitive actions are intended to punish people. (FORMAL) Other economists say any punitive measures against foreign companies would hurt US interests. ADJ: usu ADJ n

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. Penal.

Moby Thesaurus

avenging, castigating, castigatory, chastening, chastising, compensatory, correctional, corrective, disciplinary, grudgeful, grueling, implacable, inflictive, irreconcilable, penal, penological, punishing, punitory, rancorous, reciprocal, recompensing, recompensive, reparative, restitutive, retaliative, retaliatory, retributive, retributory, revanchist, revengeful, unappeasable, vengeful, vindicatory, vindictive



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