vindicatory

adjective
vin·di·ca·to·ry

Definition of vindicatory 

1 \ˈvin-di-kə-ˌtȯr-ē \ : providing vindication : justificatory

2 \vin-ˈdi-kə- \ : punitive, retributive

First Known Use of vindicatory

1647, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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