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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.

justificatory

(ˈdʒʌstɪfɪˌkeɪtərɪ; -trɪ) or

justificative

adj
serving as justification or capable of justifying; vindicatory

jus•tif•i•ca•to•ry

(dʒʌˈstɪf ɪ kəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i, ˈdʒʌs tə fɪˌkeɪ tə ri)

also jus′ti•fi•ca`tive,



adj.
providing justification.
[1570–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.justificatory - attempting to justify or defend in speech or writing
apologetic, excusatory - offering or expressing apology; "an apologetic note"; "an apologetic manner"
2.justificatory - providing justification
exculpatory - clearing of guilt or blame
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If this practice has normative status it must be such that given appropriate input beliefs it leads to justificatorily correct beliefs.