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Justificatory

adjective
1.
Attempting to justify or defend in speech or writing.  Synonyms: defensive, justificative.
2.
Providing justification.  Synonyms: justificative, vindicatory.






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"Justificatory" Quotes from Famous Books



... Mr. Jones revelled in the abundance of water, he addressed himself to Heyst with a sort of justificatory speech, the tone of which, reflecting his feelings, partook of purring and spitting. They had been thirty hours tugging at the oars, he explained, and they had been more than forty hours without ...
— Victory • Joseph Conrad

... description restored her old war-spirit to Vittoria. She handed the scroll to Laura; Laura, in great alarm, passed it on to Carlo. He sent for Angelo Guidascarpi in haste, for Carlo read it as an ante-dated justificatory document to some mischievous design, and he desired that hands as sure as his own, and yet more vigilant eyes, should keep watch over ...
— The Shaving of Shagpat • George Meredith



Words linked to "Justificatory" :   apologetic, justificative, justify, defensive, exculpatory, excusatory, vindicatory



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