(computing) a person involved in a web-based project who has temporary but exclusive authority to make changes to the master source code
[pyoo-ni-tiv] /ˈpyu nɪ tɪv/ adjective 1. serving for, concerned with, or inflicting punishment: punitive laws; punitive action. /ˈpjuːnɪtɪv/ adjective 1. relating to, involving, or with the intention of inflicting punishment: a punitive expedition adj. 1620s, “inflicting or involving punishment,” from French punitif (16c.) or directly from Medieval Latin punitivus, from Latin punitus, past participle of […]
- Punitive acts
noun See Intolerable Acts
plural noun, Law. 1. damages awarded to a plaintiff in excess of compensatory damages in order to punish the defendant for a reckless or willful act.