justificatory

[juh-stif-i-kuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, juhs-tuh-fi-key-tuh-ree]
Also jus·ti·fi·ca·tive [juhs-tuh-fi-key-tiv] /ˈdʒʌs tə fɪˌkeɪ tɪv/.

Origin of justificatory

1570–80; < Late Latin justificā(re) to justify + -tory1
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justificatory

justificative (ˈdʒʌstɪfɪˌkeɪtɪv)

adjective
  1. serving as justification or capable of justifying; vindicatory
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