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Related to vindicatory: retributory, retributive action


1. Affording vindication; justifying.
2. Exacting retribution; punitive.


(ˈvɪn dɪ kəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i)

also vin•dic•a•tive

(vɪnˈdɪk ə tɪv, ˈvɪn dɪˌkeɪ-)

1. tending to vindicate.
2. punitive.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.vindicatory - of or relating to or having the nature of retribution; "retributive justice demands an eye for an eye"
punitive, punitory - inflicting punishment; "punitive justice"; "punitive damages"
2.vindicatory - given or inflicted in requital according to merits or deserts; "retributive justice"
just - used especially of what is legally or ethically right or proper or fitting; "a just and lasting peace"- A.Lincoln; "a kind and just man"; "a just reward"; "his just inheritance"
3.vindicatory - providing justification
exculpatory - clearing of guilt or blame
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