distributive distributive  /dɪs ˈtrɪb ju tɪv/


  • (adj) serving to distribute or allot or disperse


  1. The banker would become merely a distributive agent for the corporation's securities i.
  2. Voluntary population decrease has never occurred anywhere in the world except as a result of prosperity, available health services, distributive justice and widespread education.



  1. "I was particularly struck by his view that financial markets are distributive by nature and provide little benefit to society, rewarding those involved in markets out of proportion to the value of their work to society," wrote Hands of the...
    on Jun 12, 2010 By: Guy Hands Source: stv.tv

  2. Novak argues (36) that "the ethics of justice have shifted decisively from distributive justice to productive justice:the latter is the precondition of the former".
    on Sep 11, 2008 By: Michael Novak Source: EnerPub

  3. Anwar Ibrahim commented, "Within the broader framework of the Shari'ah Islamic finance shouldn't just convey economic growth, capital access and investment, it should also adhere to the principles of equity and distributive justice."
    on Apr 19, 2007 By: Anwar Ibrahim Source: Al-Bawaba

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