punitive[ pyoo-ni-tiv ]SEE DEFINITION OF punitive
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PUNITIVE
It is apt to be doubly so when, as sometimes occurs, it is punitive in intent.
"Sir Oliver has gone to Arwenack upon a punitive business," said he.
Of punitive police, political or moral, I have a wholesome horror.
The campaign was “a punitive expedition for the suppression of brigandage.”
The whole garrison is under orders for a punitive expedition.
They were neither a fighting rescue expedition nor a punitive one.
The schooner Colbore was therefore sent on a punitive expedition.
He was therefore entitled to punitive damages, but none were allowed him.
Be thankful for that; otherwise you would have had a punitive expedition here.
We then become the agents of Providence in punitive justice.