vindicatory

adjective
vin·​di·​ca·​to·​ry

Definition of vindicatory

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

First Known Use of vindicatory

1647, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Vindicatory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vindicatory. Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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