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retributionnoun [U]

uk   /ˌret.rɪˈbjuː.ʃən/  us   /ˌret.rəˈbjuː.ʃən/ formal
deserved and ​severepunishment: They ​fled because they ​feared retribution for the ​genocide. She was ​asked whether a ​civiliangovernment should seek retribution againstmilitaryofficersinvolved in ​humanrightsabuses. Many ​saw her ​death as divine retribution (= ​punishment by ​God) for her crimes.
retributive
adjective [before noun] uk   /rɪˈtrɪb.jə.tɪv/  us   /rɪˈtrɪb.jə.t̬ɪv/
retributive action/​justice
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retributionnoun [U]

 us   /ˌre·trəˈbju·ʃən/ fml
deservedpunishment: He was ​seeking retribution for the ​crimecommitted against him.
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Translations of “retribution”
in Spanish justo castigo…
in Vietnamese sự trừng phạt…
in Malaysian pembalasan…
in Thai ผลกรรมสนอง…
in French châtiment…
in German die Vergeltung…
in Chinese (Simplified) 严惩, 应得的惩罚, 报应…
in Turkish ahlakî hataya verilen ceza, cezalandırma…
in Russian возмездие, кара…
in Indonesian hukuman…
in Chinese (Traditional) 嚴懲, 應得的懲罰, 報應…
in Polish kara…
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