"retributive" in the adjective sense
1. retaliatory, retaliative, retributive, retributory, vindicatory
of or relating to or having the nature of retribution
"retributive justice demands an eye for an eye"
2. retributive, retributory, vindicatory
given or inflicted in requital according to merits or deserts
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