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excusatory

[ik-skyoo-zuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]
adjective
  1. 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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Examples from the Web for excusatory

Historical Examples

  • And for once Dorothy dropped her excusatory attitude towards her friend.

    Gray youth

    Oliver Onions

  • Of the excusatory causes of this concubinage some are real and some not.

  • Of the excusatory causes of this concubinage some are real and some not, n. 471.

  • With such a rectifying or excusatory phrase as "God knows best" one can hazard all.

  • Turn in, and look at it, for the sight is well worth a cup of excusatory cyder.


British Dictionary definitions for excusatory

excusatory

adjective
  1. tending to or intended to excuse; apologetic
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