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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 re·trib·u·tive /rɪˈtrɪbjətɪv/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·trib·u·tive Re·trib·u·to·ry , a.  Of or pertaining to retribution; of the nature of retribution; involving retribution or repayment; as, retributive justice; retributory comforts.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: of or relating to or having the nature of retribution;
             "retributive justice demands an eye for an eye" [syn:
             retaliatory, relatiative, retributory, vindicatory]
      2: given or inflicted in requital according to merits or
         deserts; "retributive justice" [syn: retributory, vindicatory]