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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Vin·di·ca·to·ry a.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: of or relating to or having the nature of retribution;
             "retributive justice demands an eye for an eye" [syn:
             retaliatory, relatiative, retributive, retributory]
      2: given or inflicted in requital according to merits or
         deserts; "retributive justice" [syn: retributive, retributory]
      3: providing justification [syn: justificative, justificatory]