vindicatory

[vin-di-kuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]
Also vin·dic·a·tive [vin-dik-uh-tiv, vin-di-key-] /vɪnˈdɪk ə tɪv, ˈvɪn dɪˌkeɪ-/.

Origin of vindicatory

First recorded in 1640–50; vindicate + -ory1
Can be confusedvindicatory vindictive
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Word Origin and History for vindicative
adj.

1520s, from Old French vindicatif or directly from Medieval Latin vindicativus, from past participle stem of vindicare (see vindicate).

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