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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Vindicatory \Vin"di*ca*to*ry\, a. 1. Tending or serving to vindicate or justify; justificatory; vindicative. [1913 Webster] 2. Inflicting punishment; avenging; punitory. [1913 Webster] The afflictions of Job were no vindicatory punishments to take vengeance of his sins. --Abp. Bramhall. [1913 Webster]