Definition of Retribution in English :

Define Retribution in English

Retribution meaning in English

Meaning of Retribution in English

Pronunciation of Retribution in English

Retribution pronunciation in English

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1. requital, retribution

a justly deserved penalty

2. retribution

the act of correcting for your wrongdoing

3. payback, retribution, vengeance

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

Example Sentences:
'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'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of retribution
the act of punishing or taking vengeance for wrongdoing, sin, or injury
punishment or vengeance

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see synonyms of retribution
punishment for evil done or reward for good done; requital

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of retribution
1. Punishment administered in return for a wrong committed.
2. Theology Punishment or reward distributed in a future life based on performance in this one.

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