excusatory

[ik-skyoo-zuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]

Origin of excusatory

1400–50; late Middle English < Medieval Latin excūsātōrius, equivalent to Late Latin excūsā(re) to excuse + -tōrius -tory1
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excusatory

adjective
  1. tending to or intended to excuse; apologetic
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