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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PUNITORY

Hoary, gigantic shapes of eld do wrong to the Gods, and are put into the punitory Hades.

This letter made the world seem cold to George, who strongly suspected Percy had dictated the punitory clauses.

The father had made this chamber-imprisonment a punitory mark of her refusal.

WORD ORIGIN

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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