justificatory

[ juh-stif-i-kuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, juhs-tuh-fi-key-tuh-ree ]

adjective
  1. serving to justify; providing justification.

Origin of justificatory

1
1570–80; <Late Latin justificā(re) to justify + -tory1
  • Also jus·ti·fi·ca·tive [juhs-tuh-fi-key-tiv]. /ˈdʒʌs tə fɪˌkeɪ tɪv/.

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British Dictionary definitions for justificatory

justificatory

justificative (ˈdʒʌstɪfɪˌkeɪtɪv)

/ (ˈdʒʌstɪfɪˌkeɪtərɪ, -trɪ) /


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

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