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There is no question that chemical weapons attacks are a heinous abuse of humanity and power. But to assume that military strikes are an effective retribution for the crime committed is wrong.
Basmah bint Saud

Meaning of "retribution" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD RETRIBUTION

Via Old French from Church Latin retribūtiō, from Latin retribuere to repay, from re- + tribuere to pay.
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PRONUNCIATION OF RETRIBUTION

retribution  [ˌrɛtrɪˈbjuːʃən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF RETRIBUTION

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Retribution is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES RETRIBUTION MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Retribution

Retribution may refer to: ▪ Punishment ▪ Retributive justice, a theory of justice that considers proportionate punishment an acceptable response to crime ▪ Divine retribution: retributive justice in a religious context ▪ Revenge, a harmful action against a person or group in response to a grievance...

Definition of retribution in the English dictionary

The definition of retribution in the dictionary is the act of punishing or taking vengeance for wrongdoing, sin, or injury. Other definition of retribution is punishment or vengeance.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH RETRIBUTION


attribution
ˌætrɪˈbjuːʃən
comminution
ˌkɒmɪˈnjuːʃən
constitution
ˌkɒnstɪˈtjuːʃən
contribution
ˌkɒntrɪˈbjuːʃən
diminution
ˌdɪmɪˈnjuːʃən
disattribution
dɪsˌætrɪˈbjuːʃən
distribution
ˌdɪstrɪˈbjuːʃən
execution
ˌɛksɪˈkjuːʃən
institution
ˌɪnstɪˈtjuːʃən
maldistribution
ˌmældɪstrɪˈbjuːʃən
misattribution
mɪsˌætrɪˈbjuːʃən
misdistribution
ˌmɪsdɪstrɪˈbjuːʃən
persecution
ˌpɜːsɪˈkjuːʃən
prosecution
ˌprɒsɪˈkjuːʃən
prostitution
ˌprɒstɪˈtjuːʃən
reattribution
ˌriːætrɪˈbjuːʃən
reconstitution
ˌriːkɒnstɪˈtjuːʃən
redistribution
ˌriːdɪstrɪˈbjuːʃən
restitution
ˌrɛstɪˈtjuːʃən
substitution
ˌsʌbstɪˈtjuːʃən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE RETRIBUTION

retrench
retrenchable
retrenchment
retrial
retribute
retributive
retributively
retributor
retributory
retried
retries
retrievability
retrievable
retrievableness
retrievably
retrieval
retrieve
retrievement
retriever
retrim

WORDS THAT END LIKE RETRIBUTION

absolution
accreditation
American Revolution
caution
dilution
dissolution
evolution
First Amendment of the Constitution
French Revolution
high resolution
high-resolution
Industrial Revolution
New Year resolution
normal distribution
October Revolution
Poisson distribution
pollution
precaution
resolution
revolution
solution

Synonyms and antonyms of retribution in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «RETRIBUTION»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «retribution» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of retribution

Translation of «retribution» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF RETRIBUTION

Find out the translation of retribution to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of retribution from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «retribution» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

惩罚
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

represalia
570 millions of speakers

English

retribution
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

प्रतिकार
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

القصاص
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

возмездие
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

revide
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্রতিফল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

châtiment
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Penghujahan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Vergeltung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

報復
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

징벌
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Retribusi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

trả thù
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பழிவாங்கும்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बदला
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ceza
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

castigo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

odpłata
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

відплата
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

răzbunare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

τιμωρία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

vergelding
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

straffet
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

gjengjeldelse
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of retribution

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «RETRIBUTION»

The term «retribution» is quite widely used and occupies the 28.083 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «RETRIBUTION» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «retribution» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «retribution» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about retribution

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10 QUOTES WITH «RETRIBUTION»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word retribution.
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Hosea Ballou
Disease is the retribution of outraged Nature.
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Paul Begala
If George W. Bush is given a second term, and retains a Republican Congress and a compliant federal judiciary, he and his allies are likely to embark on a campaign of political retribution the likes of which we haven't seen since Richard Nixon.
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Conrad Black
All emphasis in American prisons is on punishment, retribution, and disparagement, and almost none is on rehabilitation.
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Paul Bloom
On many issues, empathy can pull us in the wrong direction. The outrage that comes from adopting the perspective of a victim can drive an appetite for retribution.
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Louis D. Brandeis
To declare that in the administration of criminal law the end justifies the means to declare that the Government may commit crimes in order to secure conviction of a private criminal would bring terrible retribution.
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Meg Greenfield
There is such a thing as tempting the gods. Talking too much, too soon and with too much self-satisfaction has always seemed to me a sure way to court disaster. The forces of retribution are always listening. They never sleep.
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Rick Perlstein
Polling only works in a country without a depressed, frightened populace. Where the public trusts authorities enough to tell them the truth without fear of retribution.
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Pat Robertson
I mean, if a person acts irresponsibly in his own life, he will pay the consequences. And it's not so much divine retribution as it's built into the law of nature.
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Basmah bint Saud
There is no question that chemical weapons attacks are a heinous abuse of humanity and power. But to assume that military strikes are an effective retribution for the crime committed is wrong.
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Ron Silver
Artists speak the truth to the public without fear of retribution or damage to their careers.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «RETRIBUTION»

Discover the use of retribution in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to retribution and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Retribution
One rainy night in New York City, outstanding law student Chloe Larson wakes from a terrible nightmare.
Jilliane Hoffman, 2005
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Retribution
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon comes the next thrilling installment in her blockbuster Dark-Hunter® series Harm no human… A hired gunslinger, William Jessup Brady lived his life with one foot in the grave.
Sherrilyn Kenyon, 2011
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Retribution: Evil for Evil in Ethics, Law, and Literature
"Retribution is no single doctrine or unified set of doctrines, but rather a sprawling variety of doctrines, many of them at odds with one another," observes Henberg.
Marvin Henberg, 1990
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The Knowland Retribution
When successful Atlanta lawyer Leonard Martin loses his family-wife, daughter and grandchildren-to a vicious strain of e.coli, he wins a six million settlement and promptly disappears.
Richard Greener, 2010
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Retribution
"Retribution proves that the scariest story is the true story.
Anderson Harp, 2014
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Retribution
Ruth Langan. Sidney had no idea how much time had passed since she'd first started. She knew only that she didn't want this to end. Having a room made of glass, with the sea, the sky and the forest around her, was an artist's idea of heaven.
Ruth Langan, 2010
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Retribution
Fantasy-roman.
Steve Savile, 2007
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Beyond Retribution: A New Testament Vision for Justice, ...
" The result of this engaging work is a biblically based challenge to imitate the way of Christ in dealing with both victims and offenders.
Christopher D. Marshall, 2001
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Retribution: The Jiling Chronicles
Centered around the prostitution industry in a rural Chinese community, Retribution presents a compelling exploration of the intersections of sexual desire, sadism, folk belief, and the inexorable cycles of karmic retribution.
Yung-p'ing Li, 2013
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Retribution: The Story of the Sepoy Mutiny
Before it ended, thousands of British troops and hundreds of thousands of Indians lay dead. "William Henry Fitchett brings this incredible chapter in British military history alive as only he can in this amazingly readable volume."
William Fitchett, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «RETRIBUTION»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term retribution is used in the context of the following news items.
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Ken Buck fends off 'retribution' for trade vote
WASHINGTON — It was the kind of coup that only Congress could produce: an attempt to oust Ken Buck as president of the Republican freshmen class — a ... «The Denver Post, Jun 15»
2
Store suppliers 'fear retribution'
Almost one in five suppliers to the country's biggest supermarkets would not raise any issues with an independent adjudicator, mainly because they fear ... «expressandstar.com, Jun 15»
3
Man's eye gouged out in Iran under Sharia 'eye for eye' retribution
A man's eye has been gouged out in Iran in a literal application of the country's “eye for an eye” interpretation of Sharia law. He is accused of blinding another ... «The Independent, Mar 15»
4
Blacklight: Retribution devs Zombie Studios to close after 21 years
Blacklight: Retribution and Spec Ops developers Zombie Studios will close, the company announced today. Founded in 1994, the Seattle-based studio made ... «PC Gamer, Jan 15»
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Brian De Palma and Al Pacino Reteam for 'Retribution'
Now, after a long break from one another, the two are reportedly shopping a new movie at the American Film Market called Retribution. It's a remake of the 2003 ... «/FILM, Nov 14»
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'Star Wars: Retribution': Georgia WR Chris Conley's Amazing Fan Film
Retribution isn't just any Star Wars fan film, however. Conley had some major help from Georgia football videographer Frank Martin, according to Deadspin, and ... «The Inquisitr, Jul 14»
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Elliot Rodger spent five years planning 'Day of Retribution' that …
But there were clues to his state of mind: videos of himself threatening “retribution” for his virginal sexual frustration and social loneliness, with punishment to be ... «National Post, May 14»
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Isla Vista shooting: Read Elliot Rodger's graphic, elaborate attack plan
After going through every single fantasy I had about how I would punish my enemies, I started to detail all of my exact plans for how the Day of Retribution will ... «Los Angeles Times, May 14»
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Review: Ride to Hell: Retribution
Joylessness, in fact, is a word that lends itself so well to describing the Retribution experience. It is joyless in its dour story, joyless in its overwhelmingly brown ... «Destructoid, Jun 13»
10
Ride To Hell: Retribution Finally Coming This Summer
By Andrew GoldfarbDeep Silver has announced that Ride to Hell: Retribution is finally headed to stores this summer. First announced way back in 2008, ... «IGN, Apr 13»

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