Can be confusedvindicatory vindictive
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It was a general review of the condition of the kingdom, with a vindicatory sketch of the policy pursued by the government.
On coming to Shelleys hands at Ravenna, Mrs. Shelleys vindicatory letter was as much his property as any ring on his finger.
Of all the parts of a law the most effectual is the vindicatory.Commentaries on the Laws of England|William Blackstone
This vindicatory letter was not transmitted by Byron to Mrs. Hoppner.