- tending or serving to vindicate.
- punitive; retributive: vindicatory killings.
Also vin·dic·a·tive [vin-dik-uh-tiv, vin-di-key-] /vɪnˈdɪk ə tɪv, ˈvɪn dɪˌkeɪ-/.
Origin of vindicatory
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Related Wordsdefensible, explainable, fair, forgivable, justifiable, minor, moderate, okay, pardonable, passable, permissible, plausible, reasonable, slight, specious, temperate, tenable, trivial, understandable, venial
Examples from the Web for vindicatory
This vindicatory letter was not transmitted by Byron to Mrs. Hoppner.
Of all the parts of a law the most effectual is the vindicatory.Commentaries on the Laws of England
On coming to Shelleys hands at Ravenna, Mrs. Shelleys vindicatory letter was as much his property as any ring on his finger.
It was a general review of the condition of the kingdom, with a vindicatory sketch of the policy pursued by the government.