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  • adj. That serves to validate

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  • adj. serving to support or corroborate

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Examples

  • If we accept the validatory authority of those texts as divinely-inspired scripture, if we validate those texts as divinely authoritative, the Word of God, treat them as articles of faith rather than grist for the philosophical mill, then we're complicit, I think, in their use as justification for what I call irrational, vengeful ruthlessness.

    Wisdom, Justice And Mercy

  • Charles sports an honors degree in political science and economics, but/(according to me) he uses history selectively in support of his various arguments Treatises that are invariably supportive of George Bush and the Iraq war, as well as unfailingly validatory of Israel.

    Charles Krauthammer's Refreshing Dip Into Selective History

  • For the cross-validation to mean anything at all, they'd have to use the separate winner on each of the cross-validatory fits.

    ScienceBlogs Channel : Life Science

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