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noun [uncountable] retribution pronunciation in American English /ˌretrɪˈbjuʃ(ə)n/
  1. punishment that someone deserves because they have done something very bad
    Many people were afraid to speak out because of fear of retribution.
    retribution for: Retribution for the wrongs he had done eventually came.
    divine retribution (=punishment from God): It’s divine retribution for your rudeness last night!

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