1. Giving or producing satisfaction; yielding content; especially, relieving the mind from doubt or uncertainty, and enabling it to rest with confidence; sufficient; as, a satisfactory account or explanation.
2. Making amends, indemnification, or recompense; causing to cease from claims and to rest content; compensating; atoning; as, to make satisfactory compensation, or a satisfactory apology.
A most wise and sufficient means of redemption and salvation, by the satisfactory and meritorious death and obedience of the incarnate Son of God, Jesus Christ. --Bp. Sanderson.
-- Sat*is*fac*to*ri*ly adv. -- Sat*is*fac*to*ri*ness, n.
adj 1: giving satisfaction; "satisfactory living conditions"; "his
grades were satisfactory" [ant: unsatisfactory]
2: meeting requirements; "the step makes a satisfactory seat"