excusatory

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj excusatory offering or expressing apology "an apologetic note","an apologetic manner"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Excusatory Making or containing excuse or apology; apologetical; as, an excusatory plea.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • excusatory Making excuse; containing excuse or apology; apologetical: as, an excusatory plea.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Excusatory making or containing excuse: apologetic
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. excusāreex, from, causa, a cause, accusation.

Usage

In literature:

To this petition Jupiter's answer was excusatory, that all the places and offices of his house were bestowed.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete." by Francois Rabelais
To this petition Jupiter's answer was excusatory, that all the places and offices of his house were bestowed.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Book III." by Francois Rabelais
V. CONCUBINAGE APART FROM A WIFE, WHEN IT IS ENGAGED IN FROM CAUSES LEGITIMATE, JUST, AND TRULY EXCUSATORY, IS NOT UNLAWFUL.
"The Delights of Wisdom Pertaining to Conjugial Love" by Emanuel Swedenborg
With such a rectifying or excusatory phrase as "God knows best" one can hazard all.
"A Boswell of Baghdad" by E. V. Lucas
And for once Dorothy dropped her excusatory attitude towards her friend.
"A Crooked Mile" by Oliver Onions
Turn in, and look at it, for the sight is well worth a cup of excusatory cyder.
"The Works of Charles and Mary Lamb" by Charles Lamb
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