punitive

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Medieval Latin punitivus, from pūniō (I punish).

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Adjective[edit]

punitive (comparative more punitive, superlative most punitive)

  1. (law) inflicting punishment, punishing
    Washington imposed punitive sanctions on Syria.
    The jury awarded $10,000 in punitive damages.

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French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

punitive f

  1. feminine form of punitif

Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

punitive f pl

  1. feminine plural of punitivo

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