vindicatory

Definitions of vindicatory
  1. adjective
    of or relating to or having the nature of retribution
    synonyms: relatiative, retaliatory, retributive, retributory
    punitive, punitory
    inflicting punishment
  2. adjective
    given or inflicted in requital according to merits or deserts
    synonyms: retributive, retributory
    just
    used especially of what is legally or ethically right or proper or fitting
  3. adjective
    providing justification
    synonyms: justificative, justificatory
    exculpatory
    clearing of guilt or blame
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