justificatory

adjective jus·ti·fi·ca·to·ry \ ˌjə-ˈsti-fi-kə-ˌtȯr-ē , ˈjə-stə-fə-ˌkā-tə-rē \

Definition of justificatory

: tending or serving to justify : vindicatory

First Known Use of justificatory

1563

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