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retribution n: punishment imposed (as on a convicted criminal) for purposes of repayment or revenge for the wrong committed
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.