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RETRIBUTION. 1. That which is given to another to recompense him for what has been received from him; as a rent for the hire of a house. 2. A salary paid to a person for his services. 3. The distribution of rewards and punishments.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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He recalled that at a conference in Amman about two years ago an Egyptian scholar had remarked that the Quranic injunction, 'In just retribution there is life for you' was a subtle suggestion that 'Qisas' was protection and advancement of life of society and not revenge.
Why can't the government choose to find ways to nourish life, rather than push for restoring the death penalty as a supposed means of deterring crime or exacting retribution?
Question is, how do the Networks get away with these total Republican hit jobs without retribution? Likewise for many other shows?
Will this tragic saga increase the fear of retribution for other families and nurses thinking of speaking out?
New Delhi [India], July 13 ( ANI ): A day after two Indian Army soldiers were killed in ceasefire violation in Jammu and Kashmir's Keran Sector, defence experts said strong retribution was the only way to teach a lesson to Pakistan."A strong retribution is the only answer to the Pakistan.
Israeli actor Fehr has appeared as Carlos Olivers in multiple films in the franchise, including "Apocalypse," "Extinction," and "Retribution."
In fact, Shuster tells, it was not until Hobbes that a theory of punishment first attempted to eliminate retribution entirely.
And despite how frequently misportrayed, retribution is far from simply a selfish act of vengeance.
Punishment and God's retribution are, whether we like it or not, all a part of Christian teaching yet these days it's become taboo to say so.
Earlier, Dr Tahirul Qadri said on Saturday that they would not compromise on anything other than retribution and they can revenge in seven days but dont want to break the law." Qadri was addressing his followers in different cities via video link, he said that his workers made history by showing up in big number.
Lee and Violet's return is actually part of the bigger storyline that should pan out on "Fated Retribution's" gameplay, which according to the developer is going to be long.