punitive action

punitive action
sanction [OMI]

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  • punitive — pu·ni·tive / pyü nə tiv/ adj: inflicting, involving, or aiming at punishment pu·ni·tive·ly adv pu·ni·tive·ness n Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

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  • punitive — punitively, adv. punitiveness, n. /pyooh ni tiv/, adj. serving for, concerned with, or inflicting punishment: punitive laws; punitive action. Also, punitory /pyooh ni tawr ee, tohr ee/. [1615 25; < ML punitivus of punishment, equiv. to L… …   Universalium

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  • punitive — ● punitif, punitive adjectif Se dit d une action qui a pour objet de punir : Expédition punitive …   Encyclopédie Universelle