Retribution

  • 21 RÉTRIBUTION — n. f. Salaire, rémunération du travail qu’on a fait, de la peine qu’on a prise pour quelqu’un, ou du service qu’on lui a rendu. Rétribution légitime. Rétribution honnête. Cela mérite rétribution, quelque rétribution …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 22 rétribution — (ré tri bu sion ; en vers, de cinq syllabes) s. f. Salaire, récompense d un travail, d une peine, d un service. •   C est à cette extraordinaire et admirable piété, madame, que la France est redevable des bénédictions qu elle voit tomber sur les… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 23 retribution — noun (singular, uncountable) severe punishment that is deserved (+ for): retribution for terrorist attacks | divine retribution (=punishment from God) | mete out retribution (=give retribution) retributive /rI trIbjMtIv/ adjective: retributive… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 24 retribution — ret|ri|bu|tion [ˌretrıˈbju:ʃən] n [singular,U] [Date: 1300 1400; : Late Latin; Origin: retributio, from Latin retribuere to pay back ] severe punishment for something very serious retribution for ▪ Victims are demanding retribution for the… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 25 Retribution — Re|tri|bu|ti|on 〈f. 20〉 Rückgabe, Vergütung [<lat. retributio „Rückgabe, Vergeltung“; zu retribuere „wiedergeben, zurückgeben“] * * * Re|tri|bu|ti|on, die; , en [frz. rétribution < kirchenlat. retributio = Vergeltung] (veraltet): Vergeltung …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 26 retribution — [[t]re̱trɪbju͟ːʃ(ə)n[/t]] N UNCOUNT Retribution is punishment for a crime, especially punishment which is carried out by someone other than the official authorities. [FORMAL] He didn t want any further involvement for fear of retribution. Syn:… …

    English dictionary

  • 27 retribution — noun Etymology: Middle English retribucioun, from Anglo French, from Late Latin retribution , retributio, from Latin retribuere to pay back, from re + tribuere to pay more at tribute Date: 14th century 1. recompense, reward 2. the dispensing or… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 28 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 …

    Universalium

  • 29 retribution — noun /ˌɹɛtrɪˈbjuʃɒn/ Punishment inflicted in the spirit of moral outrage or personal vengeance. 1. Revenge is for an injury; retribution for a wrong …

    Wiktionary

  • 30 retribution — Synonyms and related words: affliction, amends, atonement, avengement, avenging, blood money, castigation, chastening, chastisement, comeuppance, compensation, condign punishment, consideration, correction, counterblow, damages, desert, deserts,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 31 Retribution — Re|tri|bu|ti|on die; , en <aus gleichbed. fr. rétribution, dies aus spätlat. retributio »Vergeltung« zu retribuere, vgl. ↑retribuieren>: 1. Rückgabe, Wiedererstattung (z. B. eines Geldbetrages). 2. (veraltet) Vergeltung, Rache …

    Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • 32 retribution — noun officials condemned the suicide bombing and vowed retribution Syn: punishment, penalty, one s just deserts; revenge, reprisal, requital, retaliation, vengeance, an eye for an eye (and a tooth for a tooth), tit for tat, lex talionis; redress …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 33 Retribution — Gengældelse, godtgørelse, belønning …

    Danske encyklopædi

  • 34 retribution — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. compensation, redress, reparation, reprisal, reciprocation; nemesis; amends. See retaliation, payment. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. requital, reprisal, retaliation, just deserts; see punishment , revenge 1 …

    English dictionary for students

  • 35 Retribution — Re|tri|bu|ti|on 〈f.; Gen.: , Pl.: en〉 Rückgabe, Vergütung [Etym.: <lat. retributio »Rückgabe, Vergeltung«; zu retribuere »wiedergeben, zurückgeben«] …

    Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • 36 retribution — see TRIBE …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 37 retribution — ret·ri·bu·tion || ‚retrɪ bjuːʃn n. revenge, retaliation, vengeance; reciprocation, requital, repayment in kind; allocation of rewards and punishment in a future life (Theology) …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 38 retribution — noun punishment inflicted as vengeance for a wrong or criminal act. Derivatives retributive rɪ trɪbjʊtɪv adjective retributory rɪ trɪbjʊt(ə)ri adjective Origin ME: from late L. retributio(n ), from retribut , retribuere assign again …

    English new terms dictionary

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

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 40 retribution — n 1. requital, reparation, restitution, redress; repayment, satisfaction, atonement, sackcloth and ashes; recompense, return, compensation, payment. 2. punishment, just deserts, condign judgment or punishment, what is coming to one; retaliation,… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder