Word of the Day: Retribution [re-truh-byoo-shuhn]

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 09/05/2010 - 20:03.

1. requital according to merits or deserts, esp. for evil.
2. something given or inflicted in such requital.
3. Theology . the distribution of rewards and punishments in a future life.

1350–1400;  ME retribucioun  < MF < LL retribūtiōn-  (s. of retribūtiō ) punishment, reward as result of judgment, equiv. to L retribūt ( us ) (ptp. of retribuere  to restore, give back; see re-, tribute) + -iōn- -ion

1, 2.  retaliation, repayment, recompense. See revenge.

1, 2.  pardon.

retribution  (ˌrɛtrɪˈbjuːʃən)
— n
1.     the act of punishing or taking vengeance for wrongdoing, sin, or injury
2.     punishment or vengeance
[C14: via Old French from Church Latin retribūtiō , from Latin retribuere  to repay, from re-  + tribuere  to pay; see tribute ]
— adj
— adj
— adv

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1382, "repayment," from L. retributionem  (nom. retributio ) "recompense, repayment," from retributus,  pp. of retribuere  "hand back, repay," from re-  "back" + tribuere  "to assign, allot" (see tribute). Sense of "evil given for evil done" is from day of retribution  (1526) in Christian theology, the time of divine reward or punishment.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Main Entry: ret·ri·bu·tion
Pronunciation: "re-tr&-'byü-sh&n
Function: noun
:  punishment imposed (as on a convicted criminal) for purposes of repayment or revenge for the wrong committed
Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law, © 1996 Merriam-Webster, Inc.

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retribution, good word


noun \kə-ˈlü-zhən\

Definition of COLLUSION

: secret agreement or cooperation especially for an illegal or deceitful purpose
col·lu·sive\-ˈlü-siv, -ziv\ adjective
col·lu·sive·ly adverb

Examples of COLLUSION

  1. The company was acting in collusion with manufacturers to inflate prices.
  2. <there was collusion between the two companies to fix prices>


Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin collusion-, collusio, from colludere
First Known Use: 14th century

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Dictionary: an·ti·trust   (ăn'tē-trŭst', ăn'tī-)

Opposing or intended to regulate business monopolies, such as trusts or cartels, especially in the interest of promoting competition: antitrust legislation.

Federal statutes that regulate trade in order to maintain competition and prevent monopolies. Many common business practices are governed by these statutes. The Sherman Anti-Trust Act of 1890 made price-fixing (the setting of prices in cooperation with competitors) illegal. The Clayton Anti-Trust Act of 1914 outlawed price discrimination (charging different prices to different buyers), as did the Robinson-Patman Act of 1936. Under these Acts, advertising and promotional Allowances are permitted only if they are offered to all dealers on equal terms.

Collusion - I've nailed some very big companines for that

Collusion - I've nailed some very big companies for that in the past, and they paid the price in retribution.

I look forward to nailing lots of colluding enterprises, government officials and individuals, while seeking retribution for their collusion against me, my family and the community to further corrupt interests of MCCO!

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retribution for conspiracy



n. pl. con·spir·a·cies
1. An agreement to perform together an illegal, wrongful, or subversive act.
2. A group of conspirators.
3. Law An agreement between two or more persons to commit a crime or accomplish a legal purpose through illegal action.
4. A joining or acting together, as if by sinister design: a conspiracy of wind and tide that devastated coastal areas.

Aiding and Abetting/Accessory

A criminal charge of aiding and abetting or accessory can usually be brought against anyone who helps in the commission of a crime, though legal distinctions vary by state. A person charged with aiding and abetting or accessory is usually not present when the crime itself is committed, but he or she has knowledge of the crime before or after the fact, and may assist in its commission through advice, actions, or financial support. Depending on the degree of involvement, the offender's participation in the crime may rise to the level of conspiracy.

I'm thinking about going to law school to address this

I'm thinking about going to law school to address this - I could do it in my sleep and I think I could spend the rest of my life pursuing environmental justice here... and no lawyers here are doing that, that is for sure.

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