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Definition of retribution:

  1. Specifically, reward and punishment, as distributed at the general judgment.
  2. That which is given in repayment or compensation; return suitable to the merits or deserts of, as an action; commonly, condign punishment for evil or wrong.
  3. The act of retributing; repayment.


payback, measure for measure, vengeance, counterattack, a tooth for a tooth, an eye for an eye, tit for tat, forgiveness, attack, like for like, avenging, just deserts, requital.

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