adjective Date: 1647 1. providing vindication ; justificatory 2. punitive, retributive

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  • Vindicatory — Vin di*ca*to*ry, a. 1. Tending or serving to vindicate or justify; justificatory; vindicative. [1913 Webster] 2. Inflicting punishment; avenging; punitory. [1913 Webster] The afflictions of Job were no vindicatory punishments to take vengeance of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vindicatory — index defensible, palliative (excusing), vindictive Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • vindicatory — [vin′di kə tôr΄ē] adj. 1. serving to vindicate 2. bringing retribution; punitive …   English World dictionary

  • vindicatory — adjective a) Promoting or producing vindication. The principal vindicatory feature of the market system . . . rests in the fact that it permits and facilitates an intermarket and intersectoral flow of economic values. b) Promoting or producing… …   Wiktionary

  • vindicatory — /vin di keuh tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj. 1. tending or serving to vindicate. 2. punitive; retributive: vindicatory killings. Also, vindicative /vin dik euh tiv, vin di kay /. [1640 50; VINDICATE + ORY1] * * * …   Universalium

  • vindicatory — vin·di·ca·to·ry || vɪndkeɪtÉ”rɪ / trɪ adj. justifying, defending; punishing …   English contemporary dictionary

  • vindicatory — adj 1. exculpatory, exculpating, acquitting, compurgatory, exonerative, exonerating, vindicative, vindicating, absolutory, absolvent, absolving, excusatory, excusing; justificatory, justificative, justifying, extenuatory, extenuating, mitigative …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • vindicatory — vin·di·ca·to·ry …   English syllables

  • vindicatory — vin•di•ca•to•ry [[t]ˈvɪn dɪ kəˌtɔr i, ˌtoʊr i[/t]] also vin•dic•a•tive [[t]vɪnˈdɪk ə tɪv, ˈvɪn dɪˌkeɪ [/t]] adj. 1) tending to vindicate 2) punitive …   From formal English to slang

  • vindicatory — /vɪndəˈkeɪtəri/ (say vinduh kaytuhree), /ˈvɪndəkətri/ (say vinduhkuhtree) adjective 1. serving to vindicate. 2. justificatory. 3. punitive; retributive. Also, vindicative /vɪnˈdɪkətɪv/ (say vin dikuhtiv) …   Australian English dictionary

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