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punitive (adj.)

"inflicting or involving punishment," 1620s, from French punitif (16c.) or directly from Medieval Latin punitivus, from Latin punitus, past participle of punire "to punish, correct, chastise" (see punish).

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Definitions of punitive from WordNet

punitive (adj.)
inflicting punishment;
punitive justice
punitive damages
Synonyms: punitory
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