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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)
Serving as justification.
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|Adj.||1.||justificative - attempting to justify or defend in speech or writing|
|2.||justificative - providing justification|
exculpatory - clearing of guilt or blame
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