Retribution etymology


English word retribution comes from Latin tribuo, and later Latin retribuo (I give back, return or repay (money). I recompense.)

Etymology of retribution

Detailed word origin of retribution

Dictionary entry Language Definition
tribuo Latin (lat) (transitive) I grant, bestow.. (transitive) I yield, give up, concede, allow.
retribuo Latin (lat) I give back, return or repay (money). I recompense.
retribution English (en) Punishment inflicted in the spirit of moral outrage or personal vengeance.