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Punishment that is considered to be morally right and fully deserved,
  1. Punishment that is considered to be morally right and fully deserved
    • - settlers drove the Navajo out of Arizona in retribution for their raids

  1. a justly deserved penalty
  2. the act of correcting for your wrongdoing
  3. vengeance: the act of taking revenge (harming someone in retaliation for something harmful that they have done) especially in the next life; "Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord"--Romans 12:19; "For vengeance I would do nothing. ...
  4. Complicity (or Retribution in some markets) is a 2000 film based on the novel Complicity by Iain Banks. The screenplay was written by Bryan Elsley. It was directed by Gavin Millar. These two had previously adapted Banks' The Crow Road into a successful TV serial.
  5. Retribution is a 1992 album by Florida death metal band Malevolent Creation. It was produced and engineered by Scott Burns
  6. Retribution, a 2004 legal thriller, is the first novel by Jilliane Hoffman. After being published in January 2004 it became a top-three best seller in the USA and top 10 in Europe. ...
  7. Retribution is the debut album by German technical death metal band Obscura. It was originally released in 2006 on Vots Records. After the band signed to Relapse Records and released Cosmogenesis, it was decided to reissue Retribution. ...
  8. "Retribution" is a short poem by Longfellow: He derived this from the work of Friedrich von Logau who in turn was translating a hexameter from Adversus Mathematicos (Against the Mathematicians) by the Greek sceptic philosopher, Sextus Empiricus, who was quoting an unknown poet.
  9. Retributive justice is a theory of justice that considers that punishment, if proportionate, is a morally acceptable response to crime, with an eye to the satisfaction and psychological benefits it can bestow to the aggrieved party, its intimates and society.
  10. Retribution is the sixth studio album by American heavy metal band Shadows Fall. The album was released on September 15, 2009.
  11. StarCraft is a military science fiction media franchise created by Chris Metzen and James Phinney, and owned by Blizzard Entertainment. ...
  12. Punishment inflicted in the spirit of moral outrage or personal vengeance
  13. The theory that punishment should in some way repay the damage done by the crime.
  14. A justification for punishment that argues the guilty must be punished not, or not only, for instrumental ends, but because criminal actions simply 'deserve' to be punished.   See also Deterrence, Rehabilitation, and Incapacitation.
  15. Retribution is retaliation -- getting back at someone for something they did to hurt you.
  16. Repayment, fiscal or moral; often used as a synonym for karma in human affairs. A tendency exists to apply the word specially to the seemingly bitter aspects of karma, as being the so-called punishment for evildoing; and reward is commonly applied to that aspect of karma which brings forth happy ...
  17. is a philosophical justification of punishment which claims that people deserve to be punished for their crimes.
  18. moral vengeance by which society inflicts suffering on an offender comparable to that caused by the offence
  19. Criminals ought to suffer in some way. This is the most widely seen goal. Criminals have taken improper advantage, or inflicted unfair detriment, upon others and consequently, the criminal law will put criminals at some unpleasant disadvantage to "balance the scales. ...
  20. Giving out the punishment that one deserves.
  21. the act of receiving what one deserves. While retribution may be used in the sense of a reward for doing good, it usually refers to punishment for doing evil, especially in the world to come. The word retribution is not found in the KJV, and it appears only once in the NKJV (II Chron. 6:23). ...
  22. Deserved punishment (or less often, reward) for one's acts.