One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
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