Punitive



[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 punire “to punish, correct, chastise” (see punish).

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