retribution noun

ADJ. fair, just | divine

VERB + RETRIBUTION demand, seek | exact | fear

RETRIBUTION + VERB come, follow Violent retribution soon followed.

PREP. in ~ His armies invaded their lands in retribution. | ~ against retribution against wrongdoers | ~ for He saw his suffering as retribution for the sins of his past life. | ~ from Members of Parliament clearly feared retribution from their constituents. | ~ on She saw the sentence as just retribution on the man who had assaulted her.

PHRASES an act of retribution, fear of retribution The victim did not report the incident for fear of retribution.

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