Definition of restitutive in US English:



  • See restitution

    • ‘The other type - restitutive - applies instead when the norm violated does not express, and is not backed by, strong and universally felt sentiments, but is intended chiefly to protect the private interests of individuals.’
    • ‘Anglo-Saxon law codes suggest a restitutive system, essentially a regulation of the feud.’
    • ‘As an aside, it is interesting to note that this tendency towards punitive justice has been accompanied by a growth in restitutive punishments, such as community service orders, statutory fines, and fiscal fines.’