punitive measures could also be brought by the Security Council, but only with the backing of Russia and China.
By that he means solitary confinement is intended to be preventive, not punitive.
As Wilson could have predicted, the punitive settlement made in Paris did not last.
Yet as Republicans push for huge, punitive cuts in funding for the program, the big corporations that benefit are keeping silent.
One hopes they will lose in court, but if they settle, may the punitive clobbering be profound—and cathartic.
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).