- tending or serving to vindicate.
- punitive; retributive: vindicatory killings.
Origin of vindicatory
Examples from the Web for vindicative
Historical Examples of vindicative
His vindicative antipathy to you now meets a recompense in the just indignation of Providence.Letters and Literary Memorials of Samuel J. Tilden, v. 2
Samuel J. Tilden
But in heaven, among the immortals, never was an unfortunate hero of the vindicative Muses so reduced into nothingness!Calamities and Quarrels of Authors
1520s, from Old French vindicatif or directly from Medieval Latin vindicativus, from past participle stem of vindicare (see vindicate).