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jus·ti·fi·ca·tive

 (jŭs′tə-fĭ-kā′tĭv) also jus·tif·i·ca·to·ry (jŭ-stĭf′ĭ-kə-tôr′ē)
adj.
Serving as justification.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.justificative - attempting to justify or defend in speech or writing
apologetic, excusatory - offering or expressing apology; "an apologetic note"; "an apologetic manner"
2.justificative - providing justification
exculpatory - clearing of guilt or blame
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