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- justifie (obsolete)
- (transitive) To provide an acceptable explanation for.
- How can you justify spending so much money on clothes?
- Paying too much for car insurance is not justified.
- (transitive) To be a good, acceptable reason for; warrant.
- Nothing can justify your rude behaviour last night.
- E. Everett
- Unless the oppression is so extreme as to justify revolution, it would not justify the evil of breaking up a government.
- (transitive) To arrange (text) on a page or a computer screen such that the left and right ends of all lines within paragraphs are aligned.
- The text will look better justified.
- (transitive) To absolve, and declare to be free of blame or sin
- I cannot justify whom the law condemns.
- Bible, Acts xiii. 39
- By him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.
- To prove; to ratify; to confirm.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)
provide an acceptable explanation
give a good, acceptable reason for something
arrange lines on a page or computer screen
to absolve, and declare to be free of blame or sin
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