justificatory

adjective
jus·​ti·​fi·​ca·​to·​ry | \ ˌjə-ˈsti-fi-kə-ˌtȯr-ē How to pronounce justificatory (audio) , ˈjə-stə-fə-ˌkā-tə-rē \

Definition of justificatory

: tending or serving to justify : vindicatory

First Known Use of justificatory

1563, in the meaning defined above

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“Justificatory.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/justificatory. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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