Distribution+of+rewards+and+punishments

  • 1 poetic justice — an ideal distribution of rewards and punishments such as is common in some poetry and fiction. [1720 30] * * * ▪ literature       in literature, an outcome in which vice is punished and virtue rewarded, usually in a manner peculiarly or… …

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  • 2 poetic justice — /poʊˌɛtɪk ˈdʒʌstəs/ (say poh.etik justuhs) noun an ideal distribution of rewards and punishments such as is common in poetry and fiction …

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  • 3 retribution — /re treuh byooh sheuhn/, n. 1. requital according to merits or deserts, esp. for evil. 2. something given or inflicted in such requital. 3. Theol. the distribution of rewards and punishments in a future life. [1350 1400; ME retribucioun < MF < LL …

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  • 4 retribution — n. 1. Repayment, requital, recompense, reward, compensation, return, retaliation. 2. Distribution of rewards and punishments …

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  • 5 poetic justice — poet′ic jus′tice n. an ideal or particularly fitting distribution of rewards and punishments • Etymology: 1720–30 …

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  • 6 retribution — ret•ri•bu•tion [[t]ˌrɛ trəˈbyu ʃən[/t]] n. 1) requital according to merits or deserts, esp. for evil 2) something given or inflicted in such requital 3) rel Theol. the distribution of rewards and punishments in a future life • Etymology:… …

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  • 7 retribution — /rɛtrəˈbjuʃən / (say retruh byoohshuhn) noun 1. requital according to merits or deserts, especially for evil. 2. something given or inflicted in such requital. 3. Theology the distribution of rewards and punishments in a future life. {Middle… …

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  • 8 ethics — /eth iks/, n.pl. 1. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) a system of moral principles: the ethics of a culture. 2. the rules of conduct recognized in respect to a particular class of human actions or a particular group, culture, etc.: medical ethics;… …

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  • 9 police — /peuh lees /, n., v., policed, policing. n. 1. Also called police force. an organized civil force for maintaining order, preventing and detecting crime, and enforcing the laws. 2. (used with a pl. v.) members of such a force: Several police are… …

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  • 10 Judaism — /jooh dee iz euhm, day , deuh /, n. 1. the monotheistic religion of the Jews, having its ethical, ceremonial, and legal foundation in the precepts of the Old Testament and in the teachings and commentaries of the rabbis as found chiefly in the… …

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  • 11 international relations — a branch of political science dealing with the relations between nations. [1970 75] * * * Study of the relations of states with each other and with international organizations and certain subnational entities (e.g., bureaucracies and political… …

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  • 12 biblical literature — Introduction       four bodies of written works: the Old Testament writings according to the Hebrew canon; intertestamental works, including the Old Testament Apocrypha; the New Testament writings; and the New Testament Apocrypha.       The Old… …

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  • 13 education — /ej oo kay sheuhn/, n. 1. the act or process of imparting or acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgment, and generally of preparing oneself or others intellectually for mature life. 2. the act or process of… …

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  • 14 Science of morality — The Good Samaritan by François Léon Sicard. The sculpture is based on a story, and one that would be promoted by science of morality. Nature, habits, culture and norms are all pivotal in this empirical pursuit of harmony among living beings.… …

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  • 15 Group (sociology) — In sociology, a group can be defined as two or more humans that interact with one another, accept expectations and obligations as members of the group, and share a common identity. By this definition, society can be viewed as a large group,… …

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  • 16 Military sociology — Sociology …

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  • 17 science fiction — a form of fiction that draws imaginatively on scientific knowledge and speculation in its plot, setting, theme, etc. [1925 30] * * * Fiction dealing principally with the impact of actual or imagined science on society or individuals, or more… …

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  • 18 Alaska — • The first knowledge of Alaska was acquired in 1741 through the expedition under Vitus Bering, a Dane in the Russian service, who sailed from Okhoysk Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Alaska     Alaska …

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  • 19 Christianity — • An account is given of Christianity as a religion, describing its origin, its relation to other religions, its essential nature and chief characteristics, but not dealing with its doctrines in detail nor its history as a visible organization… …

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  • 20 Pennsylvania — • One of the thirteen original United States of America Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Pennsylvania     Pennsylvania     † …

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