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vindicatory Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective satellite of or relating to or having the nature of retribution
    retributory; retaliatory; retributive; relatiative.
    • retributive justice demands an eye for an eye
  2. adjective satellite given or inflicted in requital according to merits or deserts
    retributory; retributive.
    • retributive justice
  3. adjective satellite providing justification
    justificative; justificatory.

Vin"di*ca*to*ry adjective
  1. Tending or serving to vindicate or justify; justificatory; vindicative.
  2. Inflicting punishment; avenging; punitory.
    The afflictions of Job were no vindicatory punishments to take vengeance of his sins. Abp. Bramhall.

Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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