WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
ret•ri•bu•tion /ˌrɛtrəˈbyuʃən/USA pronunciation n. 
    punishment for some evil:the sword of retribution.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

retribution /ˌrɛtrɪˈbjuːʃən/ n
  1. the act of punishing or taking vengeance for wrongdoing, sin, or injury
  2. punishment or vengeance
Etymology: 14th Century: via Old French from Church Latin retribūtiō, from Latin retribuere to repay, from re- + tribuere to pay; see tribute

retributive /rɪˈtrɪbjʊtɪv/, rare reˈtributory adj reˈtributively adv

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