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vindicate

[ vin-di-keyt ]
/ 藞v瑟n d瑟藢ke瑟t /
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Origin of vindicate

First recorded in 1525鈥35; from Latin vindic膩tus (past participle of vindic膩re 鈥渢o lay legal claim to (property); to free (someone) from servitude (by claiming him as free); to protect, avenge, punish),鈥 equivalent to vindic- (stem of vindex 鈥渃laimant, protector, avenger鈥) + -膩tus -ate1

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British Dictionary definitions for vindicate

vindicate
/ (藞v瑟nd瑟藢ke瑟t) /

verb (tr)

Derived forms of vindicate

vindicator, nounvindicatory, adjective

Word Origin for vindicate

C17: from Latin vindic膩re, from vindex claimant
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