nonpunitive

punitive

[pyoo-ni-tiv]
adjective
serving for, concerned with, or inflicting punishment: punitive laws; punitive action.
Also, punitory [pyoo-ni-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] .


Origin:
1615–25; < Medieval Latin pūnītīvus of punishment, equivalent to Latin pūnīt(us) (past participle of pūnīre to punish) + -īvus -ive

punitively, adverb
punitiveness, noun
nonpunitive, adjective
nonpunitory, adjective
self-punitive, adjective
semipunitive, adjective
semipunitory, adjective
unpunitive, adjective

penal, penological, punitive.
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punitive or punitory (ˈpjuːnɪtɪv, ˈpjuːnɪtərɪ, -trɪ)
 
adj
relating to, involving, or with the intention of inflicting punishment: a punitive expedition
 
[C17: from Medieval Latin pūnītīvus concerning punishment, from Latinpūnīre to punish]
 
punitory or punitory
 
adj
 
[C17: from Medieval Latin pūnītīvus concerning punishment, from Latinpūnīre to punish]
 
'punitively or punitory
 
adv
 
'punitiveness or punitory
 
n

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punitive
1624, "inflicting or involving punishment," from Fr. punitif (16c.), from M.L. punitivus (c.1260), from L. punitus, pp. of punire (see punish).
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