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jus·ti·fi·a·ble

 (jŭs′tə-fī′ə-bəl, jŭs′tə-fī′-)
adj.
Having sufficient grounds for justification; possible to justify: justifiable resentment.

jus′ti·fi′a·bil′i·ty n.
jus′ti·fi′a·bly adv.

justifiable

(ˈdʒʌstɪˌfaɪəbəl)
adj
capable of being justified; understandable
ˌjustiˌfiaˈbility, ˈjustiˌfiableness n
ˈjustiˌfiably adv

jus•ti•fi•a•ble

(ˈdʒʌs təˌfaɪ ə bəl, ˌdʒʌs təˈfaɪ-)

adj.
capable of being justified; defensible: justifiable homicide.
[1515–25; < Middle French]
jus`ti•fi`a•bil′i•ty, jus′ti•fi`a•ble•ness, n.
jus′ti•fi`a•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.justifiable - capable of being justified
excusable - capable of being overlooked

justifiable

justifiable

adjective
Capable of being justified:
Translations
يُمْكِن تَبْريرُه
ospravedlnitelný
berettiget
réttlætanlegur
haklı görülebilir

justifiable

[ˈdʒʌstɪfaɪəbl] ADJ
1. [anger, pride, concern] → justificado
that sort of behaviour is not justifiableese tipo de comportamiento no puede justificarse
2. (Jur) justifiable homicidehomicidio m justificado

justifiable

[ˌdʒʌstɪˈfaɪəbəl] adj [action, situation, feeling, idea] → justifiable
morally justifiable → moralement justifiable

justifiable

justifiable

[ˌdʒʌstɪˈfaɪəbl] adjgiustificabile

justify

(ˈdʒastifai) verb
1. to prove or show (a person, action, opinion etc) to be just, right, desirable or reasonable. How can the government justify the spending of millions of pounds on weapons when there is so much poverty in the country?
2. to be a good excuse for. Your state of anxiety does not justify your being so rude to me.
ˌjustiˈfiable adjective
(negative unjustifiable) able to be justified. Is dishonesty ever justifiable?
ˌjustifiˈcation (-fi-) noun
1. (the act of) justifying or excusing.
2. something that justifies. You have no justification for criticizing him in that way.
References in classic literature ?
The first of these is the court of inspection over the behaviour of the magistrates when they have quitted their office; the second is to punish those who have injured the public; the third is to take cognisance of those causes in which the state is a party; the fourth is to decide between magistrates and private persons, who appeal from a fine laid upon them; the fifth is to determine disputes which may arise concerning contracts of great value; the sixth is to judge between foreigners, and of murders, of which there are different species; and these may all be tried by the same judges or by different ones; for there are murders of malice prepense and of chance-medley; there is also justifiable homicide, where the fact is admitted, and the legality of it disputed.
It is a very justifiable cause of a war, to invade a country after the people have been wasted by famine, destroyed by pestilence, or embroiled by factions among themselves.
In this translation, if it may be so called, great liberties have been taken, which, whether justifiable or not, shall be fairly confessed; and let the judicious part of mankind pardon or condemn them.
And there are justifiable strandings in fogs, on uncharted seas, on dangerous shores, through treacherous tides.
He is convinced that her attempt to run away proceeded from no, justifiable cause, and had no provocation.
indeed there is scarce any punishment equal to your crimes, and I can scarce think myself justifiable in what I am now going to bestow on you.
I suppose that you will admit that the action is morally justifiable, though technically criminal.
The system was right, and nobody could find fault with it; but it did not seem justifiable to bother so many people, so I proceeded no further.
cried Don Quixote in a loud voice; "we have no right to take vengeance for wrongs that love may do to us: remember love and war are the same thing, and as in war it is allowable and common to make use of wiles and stratagems to overcome the enemy, so in the contests and rivalries of love the tricks and devices employed to attain the desired end are justifiable, provided they be not to the discredit or dishonour of the loved object.
These unjustifiable practices on their part produced severity on the part of the Spaniards toward the subjects of Great Britain which were not more justifiable, because they exceeded the bounds of a just retaliation and were chargeable with inhumanity and cruelty.
This is one of those rare cases, in which anything is justifiable.
She had been out-manoeuvred and out- run, to say nothing of her having been unceremoniously tumbled in the gravel, and her arrival was like that of a tornado--made up of offended dignity, justifiable wrath, and instinctive hatred for this marauder from the Wild.