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jus·ti·fi·ca·tion

 (jŭs′tə-fĭ-kā′shən)
n.
1.
a. The act of justifying.
b. The condition or fact of being justified.
2. Something, such as a fact or circumstance, that justifies: considered misgovernment to be a justification for revolution. See Synonyms at apology.

justification

(ˌdʒʌstɪfɪˈkeɪʃən)
n
1. reasonable grounds for complaint, defence, etc
2. the act of justifying; proof, vindication, or exculpation
3. (Theology) theol
a. the act of justifying
b. the process of being justified or the condition of having been justified
4. (Theology) Protestant theol Also called: justification by faith the doctrine that God vindicates only those who repent and believe in Jesus
5. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing computing the process of adjusting interword spacing in text or data so that both right and left margins are straight
6. (Computer Science) computing the process of moving data right or left so that the first or last character occurs in a predefined position

jus•ti•fi•ca•tion

(ˌdʒʌs tə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən)

n.
1. a reason, fact, circumstance, or explanation that justifies.
2. an act of justifying.
3. the state of being justified.
4. the act of God whereby humankind is absolved of guilt or sin.
5. the act or result of justifying a line or lines of type.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.justification - something (such as a fact or circumstance) that shows an action to be reasonable or necessary; "he considered misrule a justification for revolution"
consideration, circumstance, condition - information that should be kept in mind when making a decision; "another consideration is the time it would take"
2.justification - a statement in explanation of some action or belief
explanation, account - a statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure or operation or circumstances etc.; "the explanation was very simple"; "I expected a brief account"
cause, grounds, reason - a justification for something existing or happening; "he had no cause to complain"; "they had good reason to rejoice"
vindication, defense, defence - the justification for some act or belief; "he offered a persuasive defense of the theory"
3.justification - the act of defending or explaining or making excuses for by reasoning; "the justification of barbarous means by holy ends"- H.J.Muller
vindication, exoneration - the act of vindicating or defending against criticism or censure etc.; "friends provided a vindication of his position"

justification

justification

noun
1. A statement that justifies or defends something, such as a past action or policy:
2. A statement of causes or motives:
3. A justifying fact or consideration:
4. That which provides a reason or justification:
call, cause, ground (often used in plural), necessity, occasion, reason, wherefore, why.
Idiom: why and wherefore.
Translations
تَبْريرمُبَرِّر
odůvodněníoprávněníospravedlněníospravedlněnýzarovnání
grundretfærdiggørelse
oikeutus
indokoltság
réttlæting
opravičilo
gerekçehaklı çıkarmahaklı neden

justification

[ˌdʒʌstɪfɪˈkeɪʃən] Njustificación f
there's no justification for itesto no tiene justificación posible
in justification of or for sthcomo justificación de algo

justification

[ˌdʒʌstɪfɪˈkeɪʃən] njustification f
there's no justification for ... → rien ne peut justifier ...
it could be said, with some justification that ... → on pourrait dire, à juste titre, que ...

justification

n
Rechtfertigung f (→ of +gen, → for für); it can be said in his justification that …zu seiner Verteidigung or Entschuldigung kann gesagt werden, dass …; as (a) justification for his actionzur Rechtfertigung or Verteidigung seiner Handlungsweise; he had no justification for lyinger hatte keine Rechtfertigung or Entschuldigung für seine Lüge
(Typ) → Justieren nt; (Comput) → Randausgleich m

justification

[ˌdʒʌstɪfɪˈkeɪʃn] ngiustificazione f
in justification of or for → a giustificazione di

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 ?
Her only justification lay in the fact that she had been able to discern no method of rescuing him from a blacker ruin than had overwhelmed herself except by acquiescing in Roger Chillingworth's scheme of disguise.
If I seem to be springing this evidence upon the court, I offer as my justification for this, that I did not discover its existence until late last night, and have been engaged in examining and classifying it ever since, until half an hour ago.
I have seen him tie up a lame young woman, and whip her with a heavy cowskin upon her naked shoulders, causing the warm red blood to drip; and, in justification of the bloody deed, he would quote this passage of Scripture--"He that knoweth his master's will, and doeth it not, shall be beaten with many stripes.
I have passed a wretched night in endeavouring to excuse a conduct which can scarcely be called less than insulting; but though I have not yet been able to form any reasonable apology for your behaviour, I am perfectly ready to hear your justification of it.
The assertion of her natural rights and her sister's, sanctioned by the direct expression of her father's last wishes; the recall of Frank from China; the justification of her desertion of Norah -- all hung on her desperate purpose of recovering the lost inheritance, at any risk, from the man who had beggared and insulted his brother's children.
My dear fellow," said Herbert, "let the near prospect of our separation - for, it is very near - be my justification for troubling you about yourself.
Doubt not but that sin Will reign among them, as of thee begot; And therefore was Law given them to evince Thir natural pravitie, by stirring up Sin against Law to fight; that when they see Law can discover sin, but not remove, Save by those shadowie expiations weak, The bloud of Bulls and Goats, they may conclude Some bloud more precious must be paid for Man, Just for unjust, that in such righteousness To them by Faith imputed, they may finde Justification towards God, and peace Of Conscience, which the Law by Ceremonies Cannot appease, nor Man the moral part Perform, and not performing cannot live.
She had indeed suspected him of weakness almost asinine with respect to Gertrude, but then all men were asses in their dealings with women, and since he had transferred his weakness to her own account it no longer seemed to need justification.
There are some laws and customs in this empire very peculiar; and if they were not so directly contrary to those of my own dear country, I should be tempted to say a little in their justification.
Certainly with hideous iteration the bitten lips of Dorian Gray shaped and reshaped those subtle words that dealt with soul and sense, till he had found in them the full expression, as it were, of his mood, and justified, by intellectual approval, passions that without such justification would still have dominated his temper.
I appeal to the objectors themselves, whether they would in that case have employed the same reasoning in justification of Congress as they now make use of against the convention.
In proportion as the modern class struggle develops and takes definite shape, this fantastic standing apart from the contest, these fantastic attacks on it, lose all practical value and all theoretical justification.

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