1. Repayment; return accommodated to the action; reward; compensation.
In good offices and due retributions, we may not be pinching and niggardly.
2. A gratuity or present given for services in the place of a salary.
3. The distribution of rewards and punishments at the general judgment.
It is a strong argument for a state of retribution hereafter, that in this world virtuous persons are very often unfortunate, and vicious persons prosperous.