justifier

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

justify +‎ -er.

Noun[edit]

justifier (plural justifiers)

  1. (chiefly philosophy) One who, or that which, justifies some belief or action.
  2. One who pardons and absolves from guilt and punishment.
    • 1867, The Evangelical Repository and United Presbyterian Review (page 483)
      God, essentially considered, in the person of the Father, is especially the justifier, in respect of judiciary power and authority.
  3. (computing, typography) A machine, program or algorithm that justifies text by aligning it.
    • 1955, Book Production (volumes 61-62, page 43)
      When the operator starts typing the third line, the justifier goes to work on the second.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French justifier, borrowed from Late Latin iūstificāre, jūstificare, present active infinitive of iustificō, from Latin iūstus.

Verb[edit]

justifier

  1. to justify

Conjugation[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Romanian: justifica

Further reading[edit]


Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin iūstificāre, jūstificare, present active infinitive of iustificō, from Latin iūstus.

Verb[edit]

justifier

  1. to show to be innocent
    • 12th century, Cambridge Psalter
      E ne vienges pas a jugier od tun serf, ker n'en iert pas justifiiez el tun esguardemenz

Descendants[edit]