Updated English - Vietnamese Dictionary
punitive /'pju:nitiv/ (punitory) /'pju:nitəri/Concise Dictionary
- tính từ
- phạt, trừng phạt, trừng trị; để trừng phạt, để trừng trị
Advanced English Dictionary
chastening, castigatory, disciplinary, retributive, punitory, retaliatory, correctional:
A punitive expedition was sent there to quell the colonists' uprising.
+ adjective [usually before noun] (formal)
1 intended as punishment: There are calls for more punitive measures against people who drink and drive. + (AmE) He was awarded punitive damages (= in a court of law). + Punitive action will be taken against the hooligans.
2 very severe and that people find very difficult to pay: punitive taxes
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