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retribution División en sílabas: ret·ri·bu·tion
Pronunciación: /ˌretrəˈbyo͞oSH(ə)n/

Definición de retribution en inglés:

sustantivo

Punishment inflicted on someone as vengeance for a wrong or criminal act: employees asked not to be named, saying they feared retribution Minos threatened war against Athens in retribution for his son’s death divine retribution
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Every fiber of her cried out for revenge, for retribution, for something to let her strike back.
  • In that regard, not only did they open themselves up to ethical retribution, but to potential criminal prosecution under both federal and local law.
  • The lex talionus, or law of retribution, teaches that the punishment should fit the crime.
Sinónimos
punishment, penalty, one's just deserts;
revenge, reprisal, requital, retaliation, vengeance, an eye for an eye (and a tooth for a tooth), tit for tat, lex talionis, retributive justice;

Origen

Late Middle English (also in the sense 'recompense for merit or a service'): from late Latin retributio(n-), from retribut- 'assigned again', from the verb retribuere, from re- 'back' + tribuere 'assign'.

Derivados

retributive

1
Pronunciación: /rəˈtribyədiv/
adjetivo
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • Whether nature or nurture, a common point was the change in attitudes regarding the purpose of justice, shifting from retributive to reformative intent.
  • It is important to note, however, that Brown held that the definition of punishment should not be limited to retributive actions.
  • You have distinguished between a restorative form of justice and a retributive form of justice.

retributory

2
Pronunciación: /riˈtribyəˌtôrē/
adjetivo
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • My own moral intuition wishes that people in general, and law professors in particular, understood retributory bloodlust as a natural human reaction, but one that we should learn to suppress, not to indulge in.
  • Blaming the self may allow the perceived deflection of interpersonal hostility and result in a shield against retributory threat from the external environment.
  • In the principles of justice, the concept of retributory justice is important to the victims and the society.

Palabras que riman con retribution

ablution, absolution, allocution, attribution, circumlocution, circumvolution, Confucian, constitution, contribution, convolution, counter-revolution, destitution, dilution, diminution, distribution, electrocution, elocution, evolution, execution, institution, interlocution, irresolution, Lilliputian, locution, perlocution, persecution, pollution, prosecution, prostitution, restitution, Rosicrucian, solution, substitution, volution

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