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.
payment (part of speech: noun)
atonement (part of speech: noun)
penalty (part of speech: noun)
punishment (part of speech: noun)
retaliation (part of speech: noun)
- The injured Colonists had risen in their might- a fearful retribution awaited him. - "Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution", L. Carroll Judson.
- We learned that after we had left the Notu people killed and ate two runaway carriers from the Kumusi, and after indulging in a great feast, fled and deserted their villages, so our late cannibalistic allies evidently feared retribution at our hands. - "Wanderings Among South Sea Savages And in Borneo and the Philippines", H. Wilfrid Walker.
- Now retribution will come upon us. - "Jerusalem", Selma LagerlÃ¶f.