vindicatory
1. [ adjective ] of or relating to or having the nature of retribution
Synonyms: avenging retributory retributive
Examples:

"retributive justice demands an eye for an eye"

Related terms: reciprocal
2. [ adjective ] given or inflicted in requital according to merits or deserts
Synonyms: retributory retributive
Examples:

"retributive justice"

Related terms: just
3. [ adjective ] of or relating to or having the nature of retribution
Synonyms: retaliatory retributive retributory relatiative
Examples:

"retributive justice demands an eye for an eye"

Related terms: punitive
4. [ adjective ] providing justification
Synonyms: justificatory justificative
Related terms: exculpatory
Similar spelling:   vindicator
  vindicate
  vindicated
  vindication
  vindictively