Definition of Punitive

1. Adjective. Inflicting punishment. "Punitive damages"




Definition of Punitive

1. a. Of or pertaining to punishment; involving, awarding, or inflicting punishment; as, punitive law or justice.

Definition of Punitive

1. Adjective. (legal) inflicting punishment, punishing ¹

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Definition of Punitive

1. inflicting punishment [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Punitive

punishableness
punishably
punished
punishee
punishees
punisher
punishers
punishes
punishing
punishingly
punishment
punishments
punisht
punition
punitions
punitive (current term)
punitive damages
punitively
punitiveness
punitivenesses
punitorily
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punji
punji stick
punji sticks
punjis
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punk music
punk rock

Literary usage of Punitive

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1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"The question of punitive damages is eliminated. I am going to cut that out'" The charge of the presiding Judge sufficiently states the case and pleadings. ..."

2. Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases by West Publishing Company (1914)
""punitive damages" consist of such sum above the actual damages which ... "punitive damages" do not depend on the Injury inflicted or the legal wrong ..."

3. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1916)
"R of Rs 53:658 Je '16 Our punitive expedition, map Ind Sn:40N-9 Mr 20 '16 Our punitive expedition Into Mexico and Its possible consequences. ..."

4. A Treatise on the Law of Torts, Or the Wrongs which Arise Independently of by Thomas McIntyre Cooley (1907)
"punitive damages. punitive damages, sometimes called exemplary or vindictive, ... "a As a general rule punitive damages may be awarded when the wrong is ..."

5. The Province of Burma: A Report Prepared on Behalf of the University of Chicago by Alleyne Ireland (1907)
"The strength of a punitive Police Force and the length of time for which it may be ... Such additional police are known as punitive Police; and the cost of ..."

6. The Province of Burma: A Report Prepared on Behalf of the University of Chicago by Alleyne Ireland (1907)
"The strength of a punitive Police Force and the length of time for which it may be ... Such additional police are known as punitive Police; and the cost of ..."

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