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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