- punitive damages,
- punjab states
Origin of punitive
Examples from the Web for punitive
Punitive measures could also be brought by the Security Council, but only with the backing of Russia and China.Creating Consequences for South Sudan’s Political Elite|Justine Fleischner|July 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Even normally eager-to-talk sources have gone to ground, unsure how punitive the military might be in its actions against critics.
Even if they succeed, families can win only actual and not punitive damages from the federal government.VA Pays $200 Million for Nearly 1,000 Veterans’ Wrongful Deaths|Aaron Glantz|April 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If punitive action was taken by the church it would be very painful and extremely traumatic for him.
McCain named Russian banker Dmitry Klyuev and his lawyer Andrei Pavlov as potential targets for punitive action.Exclusive: Obama Declines to Add Names to Russian Sanction List|Josh Rogin|December 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
This and the punitive expeditions which immediately followed no doubt accounted for the wave of conversions in 1805 and 1806.The Aboriginal Population of the San Joaquin Valley, California|Sherburne F. Cook
The effect of the punitive regulations on private farm property was not apparent from the official statistics for 1968 and 1969.Area Handbook for Romania|Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
It became primarily a punitive expedition against the Chins.The Pacification of Burma|Sir Charles Haukes Todd Crosthwaite
The disbandment of mutinous regiments was one of the punitive measures carried out by the Supreme Administration or Command.The Russian Turmoil|Anton Ivanovich Denikin
The Government therefore, sent a punitive expedition into the country.A Journal of a Tour in the Congo Free State|Marcus Dorman
less commonly punitory (ˈpjuːnɪtərɪ, -trɪ)
Word Origin for punitive
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).