One hopes they will lose in court, but if they settle, may the punitive clobbering be profound—and cathartic.
By that he means solitary confinement is intended to be preventive, not punitive.
Yet as Republicans push for huge, punitive cuts in funding for the program, the big corporations that benefit are keeping silent.
If she wins, she will be entitled to punitive damages as well.
If punitive action was taken by the church it would be very painful and extremely traumatic for him.
It generally has the desired effect, and saves a punitive little war.
"Sir Oliver has gone to Arwenack upon a punitive business," said he.
It became primarily a punitive expedition against the Chins.
Of punitive police, political or moral, I have a wholesome horror.
The utmost extremity of punitive inflictions, unflinchingly inflicted, is suggested by the terrible imagery.
1620s, "inflicting or involving punishment," from French punitif (16c.) or directly from Medieval Latin punitivus, from Latin punitus, past participle of punire "to punish, correct, chastise" (see punish).