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RETRIBUTION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does retribution mean? 

RETRIBUTION (noun)
  The noun RETRIBUTION has 3 senses:

1. a justly deserved penalty
2. the act of correcting for your wrongdoing
3. the act of taking revenge (harming someone in retaliation for something harmful that they have done) especially in the next life

  Familiarity information: RETRIBUTION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


RETRIBUTION (noun)


Sense 1retribution [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A justly deserved penalty

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Synonyms:

requital; retribution

Hypernyms ("retribution" is a kind of...):

penalty (a payment required for not fulfilling a contract)


Sense 2retribution [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of correcting for your wrongdoing

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("retribution" is a kind of...):

correction; rectification (the act of offering an improvement to replace a mistake; setting right)


Sense 3retribution [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of taking revenge (harming someone in retaliation for something harmful that they have done) especially in the next life

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

vengeance; payback; retribution

Context examples:

Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord / For vengeance I would do nothing. This nation is too great to look for mere revenge / he swore vengeance on the man who betrayed him / the swiftness of divine retribution

Hypernyms ("retribution" is a kind of...):

retaliation; revenge (action taken in return for an injury or offense)


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