vindicator

noun vin·di·ca·tor \ ˈvin-di-ˌkā-tər \

Definition of vindicator

plural vindicators
: a person or thing that vindicates something or someone
  • They saw George, who had served with distinction against France in the War of the Spanish Succession, as a British warrior king, the vindicator of European Protestantism, and thus the defender of the balance of power.
  • —Brendan Simms
  • They falsely have cast themselves as the defender of rights and vindicator of the vulnerable.
  • US Official News
  • John Quincy Adams expressed this view definitively when he remarked that the United States "goes not abroad in search of monsters to destroy. She is the well-wisher to the freedom and independence of all. She is the champion and vindicator only of her own."
  • —James P. Rubin

First Known Use of vindicator

1566

in the meaning defined above

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