vindicative

vindicatory

[vin-di-kuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]
adjective
1.
tending or serving to vindicate.
2.
punitive; retributive: vindicatory killings.
Also, vindicative [vin-dik-uh-tiv, vin-di-key-] .


Origin:
1640–50; vindicate + -ory1

vindicatory, vindictive.
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vindicatory

adjective
1. of or relating to or having the nature of retribution; "retributive justice demands an eye for an eye" [syn: retaliatory
2. given or inflicted in requital according to merits or deserts; "retributive justice" [syn: retributive
3. providing justification [syn: justificative
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