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Related to punitory: penalizing


Inflicting or intended to inflict punishment.

[From Latin pūnītus, from past participle of pūnīre, to punish; see punish.]
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Adj.1.punitory - inflicting punishment; "punitive justice"; "punitive damages"


Inflicting or aiming to inflict punishment:
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237) Civil law assignment of damages contains certain punitory elements and certain criminal actions affect only private parties.
The number of kinsmen deterred through imprisonment and other punitory practices by the Meccan Quraysh from embracing Muhammad's new religion appears to have been substantial; those Meccan believers who suffered imprisonment in Mecca came to be known collectively in the tradition as al-mustad'afun, i.
When the British resident in Kabul, Sir Louis Cavagnary, was killed in 1878, the British sent off a successful punitory expedition under General Sir Frederic Roberts.