vindicatory

adjective
vin·​di·​ca·​to·​ry

Definition of vindicatory

1 \ ˈvin-​di-​kə-​ˌtȯr-​ē How to pronounce ˈvin-di-kə-ˌtȯr-ē (audio) \ : providing vindication : justificatory
2 \ vin-​ˈdi-​kə-​ How to pronounce vin-ˈdi-kə- (audio) \ : punitive, retributive

First Known Use of vindicatory

1647, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about vindicatory

Statistics for vindicatory

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for vindicatory

The first known use of vindicatory was in 1647

See more words from the same year

Comments on vindicatory

What made you want to look up vindicatory? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a sum of money that is sent as a payment

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Time Traveler Quiz: Which Word Came First?

  • time traveler quiz which word came first
  • Which came first?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!