Rural Electrification and Telephone Revolving Fund
noun 1. Law. the examination before a judicial tribunal of the facts put in issue in a cause, often including issues of law as well as those of fact. the determination of a person’s guilt or innocence by due process of law. 2. the act of trying, testing, or putting to the proof. 3. test; […]
noun 1. requital according to merits or deserts, especially for evil. 2. something given or inflicted in such requital. 3. Theology. the distribution of rewards and punishments in a future life. noun 1. the act of punishing or taking vengeance for wrongdoing, sin, or injury 2. punishment or vengeance
adjective 1. characterized by or involving retribution: retributive justice.
[ri-trib-yuh-tuh-viz-uh m] /rɪˈtrɪb yə təˌvɪz əm/ noun 1. a policy or theory of criminal justice that advocates the punishment of criminals in retribution for the harm they have inflicted.