View synonyms for vindicator


[ vin-di-key-ter ]


  1. a person or thing that clears someone of blame, suspicion, doubt, or the like, or that proves someone right through evidence or argument:

    His vindicator, the historian in charge of Soviet military archives, carefully analyzed the files and declared him innocent of working as a double agent.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of vindicator1

First recorded in 1560–70; vindicat(e) ( def ) + -or 1( def )

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Example Sentences

It confers on the plaintiff the status of a vindicator of rights, and it puts on notice those who are, or might contemplate, acting on incorrect interpretations of the law.

The late-life Vidal presented himself as a national conscience, a vindicator of small r-republican ideals against imperial excess.

The Youngstown Vindicator named 2011 the “Year of the Earthquakes” in Mahoning County.

A fifth was added to the bloody catalogue, which roused the indignation of the virtuous Vindicator; and why?

Thus again the abolitionist reappeared in the vindicator of our independence.

Another vindicator of the South has appeared in an individual who is among those that have done honor to American literature.

If there is not such a One, the Helper and Vindicator of meek fidelity, virtue has no sanction and well-doing no recompense.

It is ingeniously asserted by the vindicator that a servant of James brought the report that he had ridden away.


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