Retribution

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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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It is necessary to strive for the retributory principle of fairness in assessment and in regard to assessment criteria, while emphasizing that the teacher should be aware of the various circumstances that influence motivation for learning, the learning process itself, and the child's demonstrated level of knowledge.
"No Fish, Two Tories" expressed a grim retributory satisfaction: Bad decisions had led to tragic results, but a political price had been paid.
With us are no retributory superstitions, by which a foundation of charity compensates, through the ages, to the poor, for the rapine and injustice of a day.
Punishment is defined in terms of deterrence or retribution, and so the caveat may just restate the requirement of congruence: the deterrent and retributory effect must not be widely disproportionate to the stated regulatory aim.
In regard to human rights violations, two schools of thought should be studied critically for future stability--the retributory and the conciliatory.
With us are no retributory superstitions, by which a foundation of charity compensates, through ages, to the poor, for the rapine and injustice of a day.