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Retribute definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

RETRIB'UTE, v.t. [L. retribuo; re and tribuo, to give or bestow.]
To pay back; to make payment, compensation or reward in return; as, to retribute one for his kindness; to retribute to a criminal what is proportionate to his offense.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Retribute Re*trib"ute, v. t. [L. retributus, p. p. ofretribuere to retribute; pref re- + tribuere to bestow, assign, pay. See Tribute.] To pay back; to give in return, as payment, reward, or punishment; to requite; as, to retribute one for his kindness; to retribute just punishment to a criminal. [Obs. or R.] --Locke.



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