Definition of Justification

1. Noun. Something (such as a fact or circumstance) that shows an action to be reasonable or necessary. "He considered misrule a justification for revolution"

Generic synonyms: Circumstance, Condition, Consideration
Derivative terms: Justify, Justify, Justify



2. Noun. A statement in explanation of some action or belief.
Generic synonyms: Account, Explanation
Specialized synonyms: Cause, Grounds, Reason, Defence, Defense, Vindication
Derivative terms: Justify, Justify, Justify, Justify

3. Noun. The act of defending or explaining or making excuses for by reasoning. "The justification of barbarous means by holy ends"
Generic synonyms: Exoneration, Vindication
Derivative terms: Justify, Justify

Definition of Justification

1. n. The act of justifying or the state of being justified; a showing or proving to be just or conformable to law, justice, right, or duty; defense; vindication; support; as, arguments in justification of the prisoner's conduct; his disobedience admits justification.

Definition of Justification

1. Noun. A reason, explanation, or excuse which provides convincing, morally acceptable support for behavior or for a belief or occurrence. ¹

2. Noun. (typography) The alignment of text to the left margin (left justification), the right margin (right justification), or both margins (full justification). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Justification

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Medical Definition of Justification

1. 1. The act of justifying or the state of being justified; a showing or proving to be just or conformable to law, justice, right, or duty; defense; vindication; support; as, arguments in justification of the prisoner's conduct; his disobedience admits justification. "I hope, for my brother's justification, he wrote this but as an essay or taste of my virtue." (Shak) 2. The showing in court of a sufficient lawful reason why a party charged or accused did that for which he is called to answer. 3. The act of justifying, or the state of being justified, in respect to God's requirements. "Who was delivered for our offenses, and was raised again for our justification." (Rom. Iv. 25) "In such righteousness To them by faith imputed, they may find Justification toward God, and peace Of conscience." (Milton) 4. Adjustment of type by spacing it so as to make it exactly fill a line, or of a cut so as to hold it in the right place; also, the leads, quads, etc, used for making such adjustment. Origin: L. Justificatio: cf. F. Justification. See Justify. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Justification

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"Relation to The reconciliation of this religious and justification ethical independence of the Christian and Atone- with his sense of absolute dependence ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Latterly, A. Ritschl defined justification as the change in the ... For they declared contrition and penance as also necessary for justification, ..."

3. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1911)
"Matters in justification of an assault and battery, as defense to a suit for damages, must be pleaded specially. They cannot be given in evidence under the ..."

4. The Reformation by George Park Fisher (1901)
"The Roman Catholic theory of justification may be so stated as to seem to ... Moreover, justification does not begin, as in the Protestant theology, ..."

5. The Reformation by George Park Fisher (1896)
"The Roman Catholic theory of justification may be so stated as to seem to ... Moreover, justification does not begin, as in the Protestant theology, ..."

6. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"It is a created gift and when bestowed, as in justification, the recipient ... Initial justification is infused in baptism, which sacrament incorporates the ..."

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