[juh-stif-i-kuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, juhs-tuh-fi-key-tuh-ree]
- serving to justify; providing justification.
Also jus·ti·fi·ca·tive [juhs-tuh-fi-key-tiv] /ˈdʒʌs tə fɪˌkeɪ tɪv/.
Origin of justificatory
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Examples from the Web for justificatory
It has been said that this work was printed at Frankfort, with the exception of the justificatory pieces.
It commences with a justificatory recital of the misdeeds of the Royalists.
He had no adequate preparation for it, nor, so far as I could perceive, any justificatory call.On the Stairs
Henry B. Fuller
It remains to find the justificatory reason for this retroactive movement of the body, which seems illogical at first sight.Delsarte System of Oratory
He himself published in London in 1803 five octavo volumes of Memoirs, justificatory of his proceedings in that contest.Toronto of Old
- serving as justification or capable of justifying; vindicatory
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