vindicative

adjective
vin·dic·a·tive | \vin-ˈdi-kə-tiv \

Definition of vindicative 

1 obsolete : vindictive, vengeful

2 archaic : punitive

First Known Use of vindicative

1521, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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