punitive action

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synonyms for punitive action

On this page you'll find 7 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to punitive action, such as: just punishment, nemesis, retribution, retributive justice, virtue rewarded, and warrantability.

How to use punitive action in a sentence

  • It is at this point that the punitive action of individuals gives way to public legal procedure.

  • The major shortcoming is the assumption of the inevitability of reprisals and the capacity to take punitive action.

    Shock and Awe | Harlan K. Ullman
  • The boy was probably more frightened than hurt, but the matter was one demanding instant punitive action.

    In Africa | John T. McCutcheon
  • He'd been a pretender long enough, and what punitive action they took now didn't seem to matter.

    The Sky Is Falling | Lester del Rey
  • Let Shann alert the ship, and the cruiser would know; swift punitive action would be visited on the camp.

    Storm Over Warlock | Andre Norton

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