Definition of retributionist in English:

retributionist

noun

  • 1Theology. A person who believes in the doctrine of retribution (especially eternal punishment for sinners) after death. Compare "retribution". Now historical and rare.

  • 2A believer in retributive justice; = retributivist.

Origin

Early 19th century. From retribution + -ist.

Pronunciation

retributionist

/ˌrɛtrɪˈbjuːʃ(ə)nɪst//ˌrɛtrɪˈbjuːʃənɪst/