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Dictionary Information: Definition Satisfactory
Thesaurus: Satisfaction
Description and Meaning: Satisfaction

  Satisfactory (Sat`is*fac"to*ry) (?), a.
[Cf. F. satisfactoire.]

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 meritorius death and obedience of the incarnate Son of God, Jesus Christ." Bp. Sanderson.

-- Sat`is*fac"to*ri*ty (#), adv. -- Sat`is*fac"to*ri*ness, n.

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