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Inflicting or intended as punishment or a form of vengeance
“It seems only logical to expect punitive measures to deter a substantial amount of corporate malfeasance.”
(of a tax or other charge) Extremely high, harsh or severe
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“It charged the punitive rate of interest on the arrears as well as the repayments, causing the debt to balloon.”
Inflicting harsh and authoritarian treatment
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Seeking to harm someone in return for a perceived injury
That serves to reform or correct
Cruel or harsh
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