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excusatory

[ik-skyoo-zuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ɪkˈskyu zəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/
adjective
1.
serving or intended to excuse.
Origin of excusatory
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English < Medieval Latin excūsātōrius, equivalent to Late Latin excūsā(re) to excuse + -tōrius -tory1
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excusatory

/ɪkˈskjuːzətərɪ; -trɪ/
adjective
1.
tending to or intended to excuse; apologetic
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