Definition of retributivist in English:

retributivist

noun

  • A believer in or advocate of retributive justice, especially in punishment for wrong or illegal acts.

adjective

  • Of or relating to retributivism; characterized by advocacy of retributive justice, especially punishment for wrong or illegal acts.

Origin

1930s; earliest use found in Mind. From retributive + -ist.

Pronunciation

retributivist

/rɪˈtrɪbjʊtɪvɪst/