Definition of Justificatory

1. Adjective. Attempting to justify or defend in speech or writing.

Exact synonyms: Defensive, Justificative
Similar to: Apologetic, Excusatory
Derivative terms: Defend, Defend, Defensive, Justify, Justify, Justify



2. Adjective. Providing justification.
Exact synonyms: Justificative, Vindicatory
Similar to: Exculpatory
Derivative terms: Justify, Justify, Justify, Justify, Vindicate

Definition of Justificatory

1. a. Vindicatory; defensory; justificative.

Definition of Justificatory

1. Adjective. providing justification. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Justificatory

1. [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Justificatory

justiciable case
justiciar
justiciaries
justiciars
justiciary
justifiabilities
justifiability
justifiable
justifiableness
justifiably
justification
justifications
justificative
justificator
justificators
justificatory (current term)
justifie
justified
justifiedly
justifiedness
justifier
justifiers
justifies
justifieth
justify
justifying
justifying space
justifying spaces
justing
justinian

Literary usage of Justificatory

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Law of Nations: Or, Principles of the Law of Nature, Applied to the by Emer de Vattel, Joseph Chitty (1883)
"There are just causes of war, real justificatory reasons ; and why should there not be sovereigns who sincerely consider them as their warrant, ..."

2. The Law of Nations, Or, Principles of the Law of Nature Applied to the by Emer de Vattel, Joseph Chitty, Edward Duncan Ingraham (1852)
"29- Both mendable motives should concur with the justificatory reasons, ... They are inseparable from the justificatory reasons,—a breach of justice being ..."

3. The Quarterly Review by William Gifford, John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, John Murray, Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, George Walter Prothero (1820)
"Proceedings in Parga, and the Ionian Islands, with a Series of Correspondence and other justificatory Documents.— By Lieut. Colonel CP de Bosset. 1819. 2. ..."

4. History of the War in the Peninsula, and in the South of France: From the by William Francis Patrick Napier (1851)
"... and, hurrying to the beach, relinquished their honour and th/field/ ^ No. VII. justificatory PAPERS RELATIVE TO THE STATE OF SPAIN AT DIFFERENT PERIODS. ..."

5. History of the War in the Peninsula and in the South of France: From the by William Francis Patrick Napier (1862)
"... justificatory NOTES. The following controversial pieces are all I think fit to publish in reply to assailants. Most of them have been published as ..."

6. Notes on the United States of North America During a Phrenological Visit in by George Combe (1841)
"... was something of a justificatory nature in the circumstances surrounding their distant brethren, which should relieve them from such an accusation. ..."

7. History of the Church of England: From the Abolition of the Roman Jurisdiction by Richard Watson Dixon (1885)
"At the fourth session, January 8, the bishop produced his Matter justificatory; a document of great length, which is one of the most valuable memorials of ..."

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