Excusatory Ex*cus"a*to*ry, a. Making or containing excuse or apology; apologetical; as, an excusatory plea. [1913 Webster]

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  • excusatory — index palliative (excusing) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • excusatory — [ek skyo͞o′zə tôr΄ē, ik skyo͞o′zə tôr΄ē] adj. [ML excusatorius] of or containing an excuse or excuses; apologetic …   English World dictionary

  • excusatory — adjective Date: 1535 making or containing excuse …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • excusatory — /ik skyooh zeuh tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj. serving or intended to excuse. [1400 50; late ME < ML excusatorius, equiv. to LL excusa(re) to EXCUSE + torius TORY1] * * * …   Universalium

  • excusatory — adjective serving to make an excuse …   Wiktionary

  • excusatory — adj. expressing or presenting apology …   English contemporary dictionary

  • excusatory — a. 1. Apologetical. 2. Vindicative, vindicatory, exculpatory, exonerative …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • excusatory — adj exculpatory, exonerative, vindicatory, vindicative; apologetic, justificatory; extenuating, mitigating …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • excusatory — ex·cus·ato·ry …   English syllables

  • excusatory — ex•cus•a•to•ry [[t]ɪkˈskyu zəˌtɔr i, ˌtoʊr i[/t]] adj. serving or intended to excuse • Etymology: 1400–50; late ME < ML …   From formal English to slang

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