retributively
adverb see retributive

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • retributively — See retributive. * * * …   Universalium

  • retributively — re·trib·u·tive·ly …   English syllables

  • retributively — adverb see retributive * * * retribˈūtively adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑retribute …   Useful english dictionary

  • retributive — retributively, adv. /ri trib yeuh tiv/, adj. characterized by or involving retribution: retributive justice. Also, retributory /ri trib yeuh tawr ee, tohr ee/. [1670 80; obs. retribute to make retribution ( < L retributus; see RETRIBUTION) + IVE] …   Universalium

  • retributive — adjective Date: 1678 of, relating to, or marked by retribution • retributively adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • retribution — [re΄trə byo͞o′shən] n. [ME retribucioun < OFr retribution < LL(Ec) retributio < L retributus, pp. of retribuere, to repay < re , back + tribuere, to pay: see TRIBUTE] punishment for evil done or reward for good done; requital… …   English World dictionary

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