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excusatory

[ ik-skyoo-zuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]
/ ɪkˈskyu zəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i /
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adjective

serving or intended to excuse.

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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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British Dictionary definitions for excusatory

excusatory
/ (ɪkˈskjuːzətərɪ, -trɪ) /

adjective

tending to or intended to excuse; apologetic
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