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

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