Definition of retributive justice in English:

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retributive justice

noun

A system of criminal justice based on the punishment of offenders rather than on rehabilitation.
Example sentences
  • The case had sparked off a nation-wide debate on the relevance of the death penalty or retributive justice even in such heinous crimes.
  • In the mercy of God, there is no retributive justice, no eye for an eye, no settling of scores.
  • I believe in simple, retributive justice, which has its roots in the dawn of human history.
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